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WORKSHOP // Comics Arts 101


DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
PRICE: Sliding scale $40 to $60 + HST. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa). Organizers acknowledge that this program takes place on unceded Algonquin territory.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Open to all, no experience needed.


Have you ever wanted to make comics but weren’t sure how to start? Are you intimidated by putting images on paper? Does the idea of narrative art interest you, do you have stories you want to tell?

In this 3-hour workshop, artist Kimberly Edgar talks about their interest and work in comics and narrative work, and leads an introductory workshop for participants to explore the process of comic creation from concept to completion.

Kim is interested in creating a safer, non-judgemental space in workshops where participants feel free to express themselves. Edgar’s teaching style comes from a place of empowerment and the passionate belief that art is for everyone and everyone can have an art practice.

This workshop is hosted as part of KImberly’s exhibition at Possible Worlds, The Purpose is to Feel Deeply, shown in March 2019.


  • One completed page of an experimental comic that can be stand alone or part of something bigger that you wish to continue at home!

  • A knowledge of different styles of comic-making and ways to self-publish your work

  • A quick background on comic theory and resources to find out more

  • New comic friends!


Adults interested in learning a bit about comics, comic lovers, or those wanting to learn a new skill to add to their creative skill set.


Kimberly Edgar is an interdisciplinary artist who currently works primarily in illustration, comics, and drawing. After graduating from art school at the Ottawa School of Art, Kim moved to the Yukon for almost four years to pursue sculpture and performance art, then to Toronto. It was in Toronto where Kimberly started making comics and illustration more seriously, and after starting a small art business, Edgar has finally found a practice and routine suited to their chronically ill body. Kimberly also has extensive experience teaching art to both children and adults, whether coordinating and programming arts classes for the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City or being a staff instructor at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Between teaching art, selling designed goods and prints, and taking on commissions, and writing comic books, Kimberly is now constantly busy.

Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at or call 613-791-1152.


This workshop takes place on the second-floor of a plaza and is only physically accessible by stairs (unfortunately there is no ramp or elevator). On behalf of the architects of the past who, by these design oversights, have left out many people, we apologize. Accessible washrooms are available down the street in 24-hour Petro Canada.