I've been teaching comic classes at the National Visual Arts Gallery for the past month now and it has been a wonderful experience. I still remember how exciting it was to see the leaflets the designers at the NVAG had printed out to promote the workshop to the public. The classes are for teenagers (although my youngest student is 12 ) and held every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm , lunch included. I have about 17 students in total, which is great because I was a little nervous at first that no one would show up! First time teaching jitters, I guess.
It's great to see cartooning and comics as a form of creative expression being supported by such an institution. It's not the first time though - the NVAG has a record of hosting shows and exhibitions centered on comic and cartoon art. In fact, up until a month ago there was TULEN, a really neat show featuring original artwork from legends of the local cartooning scene. I'll put up more pics from that soon. Cheers till then!