|Cartooning in the classroom in the era of Corona|
Popular online cartooning courses to continue through school year!
In March of 2020, as kids, parents and teachers began a new era of at home learning, nationally syndicated cartoonist Joe Wos jumped into fill the art class void with free online cartooning course.
The popularity of his live class on YouTube at howtotoon.com has continued to grow. The students who show up everyday at 1pm eastern, have become regulars and provided a sense of normalcy and consistency in an extraordinary time.
As we approach the next school year with uncertainty and trepidation, Joe Wos has committed to continuing this free cartooning classes for kids, adults, teachers, librarians and more.
Students may join in the class Monday through Friday at 1:00pm Eastern. Schools are also free to use the class as part of their regular schedule for at home education or in the classroom. The classes are also archived online and there are currently over 200 different lessons available for free!
Students can access the channel by visiting www.Howtotoon.com
The class has recently expanded to provide additional programming and perks through a membership program as well.
Joe also offers zoom classes, assembly programs and more through his work with the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California.
Joe has been teaching cartooning for over three decades! He currently teaches a daily cartooning class at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA and is has also been the visiting resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa California for the past 18 years. Joe has been a staple of comic cons, school assemblies and library programs for the past thirty years touring worldwide.
“Teaching the cartooning has been my life-long mission,” Said Joe from his home-based studio in Oakmont, PA. “I realized with so many kids stuck at home they would be missing out on much needed art classes and this was a great opportunity to share my love of the cartoon arts.”
Each session last between 30-40 minutes and are geared toward all ages. Using easy to follow instruction Joe will cover the art of visual storytelling. From basic line work to creating characters, students will be amazed at their own abilities.
Students can even email Joe with special request for lessons on how to draw their favorite animals and more.
The class is free and open to all ages. No signup is necessary.
Joe Wos has been a professional cartoonist since the age of 14. His career path over the past 30 years has taken as many twists and turns as one of his mazes, as he finds new and innovative ways to pursue his passion for the cartoon arts.
Some highlights include spending 30 years touring nationwide as a performer, illustrating stories live as he told them; founding and running a cartoon art museum in Pittsburgh; illustrating symphony performances live with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; and exhibiting his art in museums worldwide. Joe has also been the visiting resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum for the past 18 years.
With MazeToons — a unique hybrid illustration that is part cartoon and part puzzle — Joe has fulfilled a lifelong dream to appear in the funny pages. His feature appears in newspapers worldwide.
Joe has been drawing mazes since the age of 7 and is regarded as a master maze maker. In 2012, he created the world’s largest hand-drawn maze. Measuring at 140 square feet, it features more than 100 illustrations. The maze garnered international attention with articles in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and media coverage throughout Europe. One of his mural-sized mazes is on permanent display at StarKist’s international headquarters.
With great delight, he has heard every variation of the phrase “A-maze-ing.”