Writing & Drawing Comics

students drawing

Here’s some sketches I did of some students I worked with last fall making an EPIC comic frame by frame.  They worked SO hard and made such GREAT things.   I genuinely miss everyone in that class and LOVED seeing what their brains came up with.

You TOO can work hard and make great comics!

For those who are local to the Hudson Valley, I am once again teaching my Writing and Drawing Comics Class at the Garrison Art Center.  Four Saturdays starting on October 31st.  It’s open to everyone ages 9 and up–space is limited so GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!

In this class we cover the basics of making comics–writing pictures and drawing words.  No experience or “talent” is necessary, just a willingness to try new things.  It’s fun! Come on down!

New Comics Class at the Garrison Art Center Starting in October!

Comics PosterHey Hudson Valley peeps!  My comics class at the Garrison Art Center is BACK!  4 Saturdays beginning October 31st! All the info can be found here.

Here are what some people have said about the class:

I loved this class and loved Summer as a teacher! Her blend of thoughtful instruction, genuine encouragement and sense of fun empowered everyone in the class to discover and create with great freedom while gaining new skills and perspectives on art. I’m looking forward to taking more of Summer’s classes in the future. Can’t recommend them highly enough!

– Jen M.

Simply put, Summer Pierre is a terrific teacher. When I signed up for her class, I was in the midst of learning to draw at the ripe old age of 67. (Since then I’ve turned 68.) I told her my drawing skills were rudimentary. “No problem,” she replied and it wasn’t.  Her classes are well organized, the handouts are very much to-the-point and her enthusiasm and encouragement are infectious. And she doesn’t let you slack off!
-John D.

Comics Class at the Garrison Art Center

How to Prepare To Teach a Comics Workshop
Super excited to announce that I am teaching a drawing and writing comics course at The Garrison Art Center for teens and adults this fall!  Yippee!  You can sign up here (I’m lucky #13 listed on the right hand side).

For those of you on the Hudson Line, including New Yorkers, the Garrison Art Center is literally STEPS away from the Garrison Train Station if you feel like joining us on Saturday afternoons.  Garrison is an hour and 15 minutes from Grand Central on The Hudson Line.  Think of it: ride up the glorious Hudson River and then come draw a comic about it with me.