SCOTCH PLAIS, NJ -- Children and teens are invited to participate in one of three different drawing workshops being offered at the Scotch Plains Public Library starting this fall with self-published comic book writer and artist Doug Baron.

During each workshop, Baron will show examples of his work and discuss the thought process behind each piece. He will guide attendees on how to develop their own characters and stories.

The first workshop takes place on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6:00 p.m. and is geared towards children in grades 3-6. The workshop will show children how to create art inspired by the popular book series Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling and other fantasy characters.

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The second workshop takes place on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:00 p.m. is for teens in grades 7-12 with a focus on comic design. Baron will show participants the process of character design, comic book storytelling, camera shots, sound effects, and more.

The last workshop, which will take place on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:00 p.m. is for children in grades K-2. For this workshop, Baron will focus on cartooning and creating characters.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and children are encouraged to bring their own drawing pads and pencils to take notes. The library will provide sketch paper, rulers, pencils, and erasers to be used throughout the workshop. Registration is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders.

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