St James Cavalier Centre For Creativity in collaboration with Graphic Novels Library Malta (GNLM) presents – BATMAN 75 years celebration.

This event offers secondary school students an activity that will focus on their knowledge of the character of Batman while still instill an appreciation of comics. The whole session will be divided into different sections that will each focus on various skills to teach students.

Dates: Monday 1st – Friday 5th December 2014
Price: €5 per student
Duration: 3 hours from 9.30am – 12.30pm
Maximum: 50 students per day

Workshop layout:
Part 1 – Introduction into the world of comics (15 minutes)

Part 2 – Discussion on Batman
With the aid of presentations and visuals, the scope of the discussion is to elicit a sense of curiosity surrounding the character.
‘Who is Batman?’ Identity? History? What does he stand for? What are his greatest achievements and his most devastating failures? Who are his enemies? (20 – 30 minutes)

Part 3 – Creating their own character derived from the characteristics of the Dark Knight himself.
Literacy skills will be introduced, helping students to also elaborate on their descriptive skills and also allow them to create a character and give it a life of its own. The students will be divided into groups and each group will work to create their own story (65 minutes)

Part 4 – Screening of the documentary – Legends of the Knight
The film focuses on how the character of Batman inspires people from around the world to fight through their obstacles and difficulties in life
(70 minutes)

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd4vnD0P4qs

GNLM is currently looking for interested comic book artists and/or writers who would be willing to do the workshops during the week. We currently need people for Monday 1st – Thursday 4th. The artists and/or writers selected will be paid at the rate of 10 Euro per hour for each day of the workshops. Interested people are kindly asked to send an email to Ryan Scicluna at ryan.scicluna@um.edu.mt or message GNLM directly on the Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/GraphicNovelsLibraryMalta

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