2005-04-22 / Community

Sarnoff Teaches Young People About Cartooning At F.R. Library

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

By Miriam Rosenberg
Contributing Editor

Artist Robert Sarnoff shows his students some examples of cartoons that he had drawn.Artist Robert Sarnoff shows his students some examples of cartoons that he had drawn.

  • Local artist and Wave editorial cartoonist Bob Sarnoff conducted a workshop on the “Art of Cartooning” for children and teens at the Far Rockaway Library.
  • Over a three-week period, the participants spent three days with Sarnoff as he taught them the basics of cartooning.

    Those who attended the workshops drew one-cell cartoons, that Sarnoff hopes will be published in The Wave, using the central theme of violencewhich was suggested by the students. The one-cell method uses one picture to convey a message to the reader.

    Sarnoff works with students in his Cartooning Workshop, which was held at the Far Rockaway Branch of the Queens Library last week.Sarnoff works with students in his Cartooning Workshop, which was held at the Far Rockaway Branch of the Queens Library last week. To illustrate what he wanted the participants to do, Sarnoff used one of his own editorial cartoons, from the April 15 issue of The Wave. The cartoon showed a surfer riding the waves as he celebrates the announcement of a surfers only area in Rockaway Beach.

    “I’d like them to master the skills and techniques necessary to fulfill their conceptions,” Sarnoff told The Wave about what he wanted to teach those who attended the workshops.

    Students work diligently on their own cartoons in this three-session workshop.Students work diligently on their own cartoons in this three-session workshop. Sarnoff is also the author of “Cartoons/Comics: Ideas and Techniques”.

    The cartooning workshop is the latest workshop held in a Rockaway library sponsored by the Rockaway Museum.

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