Focus Comic Virtual Winter Festival – Celebrity guest, free art and voice acting workshops; contests and prizes

Above: Focus and friends!


We are proud to announce that the Focus Comic Virtual Winter festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday 18 and 19 December for Arizonian kids with autism and special needs kids between 6-14 years of age.

Who is Focus? Focus is one of the worlds first autistic super heroes featured in Focus comic. Focus comic features art by professionals plus autistic interns.

Our programming for the Focus Comic Virtual Winter Festival include:

  • Free visual art workshops with Focus Comic Creator Yvonne Wan teaching along side certified art teacher and comic artist Douglas Hebert.
  • Free performing art workshop: fun pirate voice acting workshop with Hollywood celebrity Kevin McNally, known for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean and Dr Who.

During the Focus comic winter festival we will announce the winner of the Artist of the Year award based on the art submissions and voice acting abilities of our attendees. There will be three prestigious Focus comic trophies up for grabs.

There will also be an opportunity to win electronics, art supplies and Focus merchandize.

To apply for access to the winter festival program, please email us at [email protected] with the subject title: “Focus Comic winter festival for autistic and special needs kids”.

Please provide the following information in your application:

  1. Student’s name:
  2. Students Age:
  3. City of residence:
  4. State of residence:
  5. Parents Name:
  6. Parents email:
  7. Parents contact number:
  8. Please confirm which workshop you would like to apply for 1,2 or 3? You may apply up to 2.

Student capacity are limited, so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Your spot is only secured once you receive an email confirming a spot is secured for your child.


Programming:

Saturday 18 December:

Time: 2pm – 3.40 (there will be a 20 minute break between 2.40 and 3pm)

Time zone: Phoenix Arizona Time

WORKSHOP 1: How to create a Focus Winter holiday Card: Learn how to draw Focus the autistic super hero celebrating the holidays with his ginger bread friends. Please submit your scanned art after class for a chance to win awards and cool prizes. Winners will be announced Sunday 19 December by Yvonne Wan and Kevin McNally on zoom.

Art supplies needed: 1 sheet of paper (ideally 8.5×11 inch cardstock), pencil, ruler, eraser, marker, and colors (coloring pencils or markers). A 1cent and 25cent coin to trace around.

Recommended supplies: Strathmore bristol smooth card stock paper 8.5×11 (If you do not have access to this, printer paper will be ok).


Sunday 19 December

Time: 10am to 10.40am

Time zone: Phoenix Arizona Time.

WORKSHOP 2: How to talk like a Pirate voice acting workshop: Learn how to be an awesome voice actor with Hollywood actor Kevin McNally, known for being in Pirates of the Caribbean and Dr Who. There will be prizes for the best voice actors in class.


Time: 2pm – 3.40 (there will be a 20 minute break between 2.40 and 3pm)

Time zone: Phoenix Arizona Time

WORKSHOP 3: How to create a Focus Winter holiday Card: This is the same class as Workshop 1 except on a different date. Learn how to draw Focus the autistic super hero celebrating the holidays with his ginger bread friends. Please submit your scanned art after class for a chance to win awards and cool prizes. Winners for this class will be announced on the the following week.

Art supplies needed: 1 sheet of paper (ideally 8.5×11 inch cardstock), ruler, eraser, pencil, marker, and colors (coloring pencils or markers). A 1cent and 25cent coin to trace around.

Recommended supplies: Strathmore bristol smooth card stock paper 8.5×11 (If you do not have access to this, printer paper will be ok).

Want to check out Focus comic? Order yours at https://www.focuscomic.com/order-focus-comic/