Making Cartoons Of And For My Family

This winter the Second Generation Visual Art Class has begun a Cartooning Project and, to kick this segment of our studies off, we have been blessed by visiting artist Bridget Elias’s workshop entitled “Making Cartoons Of And For My Family”. Ms. Elias began cartooning by simply drawing cartoons on her sons’ brown paper lunch bags. These cartoons were usually about things that had happened the day before. Soon she had developed characters for each member of her family and was drawing long cartoons! We loved seeing her incredible work and were moved by the purpose of her creative enterprise: to communicate with her loved ones about poignant (and often hilarious) events in their shared family life.

red hook art project
​Recent drawing by second generation visual art student Karla (age 13)