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STEMworks workshop uses comic book design to teach Adobe Illustrator software

By Staff | Jun 30, 2016

STEMworks is a statewide, Hawaii-led STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program that promotes innovation and critical thinking skills through student service projects.

KIHEI – Maui middle and high school students have a chance to grab a spot at the STEMworks Adobe CS6 Illustrator Workshop set for July 11-12 at the Maui Research & Tech Park.

Registration is now open for the two-day software camp; students are encouraged to sign up early because seats are limited. The workshop will be held in Suite 5 of the Malcolm Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nathalie Nunez, digital media arts instructor from Dirt Gypsy Designs, will be using the fun, engaging framework of comic book design to guide students through the multifaceted world of Illustrator, Adobe’s industry standard vector drawing program.

By applying Illustrator’s powerful drawing tools, students will be able to deconstruct, plan and execute their own comic book storyboards, creating different characters and landscapes.

No experience is necessary. Registration is free. Laptops and lunch will be provided.

Students can register at stemworkscamp2016.eventbrite.com.

This workshop is part of the STEMworks series of Summer Software Camps presented by Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology (WIT) Project, in partnership with the Office of Naval Research and Hawaii State Department of Education.

2016 STEMworks summer offerings also include STEMworks AFTER- school workshops at Maui Waena Intermediate. The upcoming four-day AFTERschool workshop in July will be focused on advanced editing techniques.

Misha Tenebaum, founder of Editstock.com, will help elevate the editing skills of Maui Waena students through exercises that promote collaboration and constructive criticism.

For more information about STEMworks Software Camps, go to www.womenintech.com.

The Women in Technology Project is a statewide initiative of the Maui Economic Development Board, funded in part by the Office of Naval Research; the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education and Agriculture; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a workforce development project.