Lectures. Workshops. Private Lessons.
Thomas B. Logan provides private art instruction, developing and implementing dynamic lesson plans that emphasize art creation, critical thinking, and self-expression.
He also designs and instructs creative workshops. He recently presented at the Little Haiti Book Festival and the Miami Book Fair.
“Proverbs and Comic Books” (May 6, 2018)
Location: Little Haiti Book Festival / Miami Book Fair
The beauty of proverbs lies in the universality of their truth wisdom and truth. Artist , comic books editor at , taught aspiring writers and artists how to use proverbs to blend fiction and art in exciting, innovative ways. Participants learned to collaborate with colleagues who speak different languages of craft. When words and images enter into conversation with each other, what changes occur in both art forms? How is the creative experience altered? Logan explored these questions and discussed how the two art forms, when informed by proverbs, can compliment, complete, and even translate each other.
“A Map to Wakanda” (August 25-26, 2018)
Location: Miami Dade College / Miami Book Fair
How do we write comics that celebrate diversity and cultural dynamism so that our stories are both universal and specific? How do we translate our skills as writers into the graphic medium and include fully realized characters of different backgrounds, with flaws and challenges they must overcome and learn to cope with, characters who possess their own hopes, dreams and agency and are not merely defined by one or two characteristics? How can other genres – Caribbean folktales for example – be “translated” into comics, and how can these comics become a catalyst in helping readers “see” the humanity of people who have traditionally been dehumanized?