Monday, June 24, 2024

Raul Gonzalez’ Cerebot character on display at Diesel in Davis Square, Somerville. Gonzalez is teaching adults and middle schoolers how to draw and create their own comic books.

Artist and cartoonist Raul Gonzalez is taking students at the adult and middle school levels at the Agassiz Baldwin Community.

Adults get Gonzalez’ wisdom on general illustration, while middle schoolers will be led through the process of creating a comic book or graphic novel – a natural for Gonzalez, who uses the medium in a number of ways and calls comic books one of his main inspirations when he was learning to draw. He has taught at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Architectural College and Brookline Arts Center and had shows at Tufts University, Space 242 in Boston and “up and down the Northeast.”

The adult course runs Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. through March 16 in the Sacramento Street Gallery, 20 Sacramento St. The middle school course (“Superheroes, mystery, romance, autobiographical or horror, the choice is yours! Learn the step-by-step process to produce your very own comic book project.”) runs for two hours a week through March 15 at the Cambridge Arts Council Gallery, 343 Broadway. Both have started. Tuition is a pro-rated $120 for the six-week sessions.

Middle schoolers also are invited to register for the “Digital Arts Studio” class, which teaches teens how to use computer graphic design programs  to create a full package CD and book, complete with cover and playlist; and a basic drawing course.

The courses will repeat starting in March and May.

More information about the courses and registration forms are at Or, for questions, call Micah Eglinton-Woods at (617) 349-6287, ext. 19, or e-mail [email protected].