The Graphic Novel

September 22, 2023 - December 15, 2023



In this course you will learn how to develop your ideas for a story into a graphic novel through storyboarding techniques. The course will cover different drawing materials that can be used and publishing options to create a hand drawn graphic novel. Weekly check-ins and group critiques will offer inspiration, support and guidance to take your idea to the page and draw down that story you have inside of you. We will look at and discuss various graphic novels to learn from and for inspiration. Some drawing experience recommended.

Registration Details

Visit the Vancouver Island School of Art website to register online, or phone 250-380-3500.

Suppy List

Items required for the first class:

-your favourite writing pen and a drawing pen

-pencil and eraser

-Sketchbook- This can be a traditional sketchbook like Opus Essential Paperback, Wirebound or Hardbound Sketchbooks, 8.5” x 11”. This sketchbook will be used for writing out your story and for making the storyboard for your graphic novel.


We will be discussing art supplies on the first day. What you will need to buy will depend on what materials you decide to create your graphic novel with. Some options are: watercolours, gouache, pencil crayon, India ink, and felt pen. I highly recommend waiting to buy any materials until after the first class.

September 22, 2023 - December 15, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Vancouver Island School of Art
302-733 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 3C7