Kids Zone

This year our Kids Zone is brought to you by INCREDIKIDS!

ICREDIKIDS allows young people the opportunity to be inspired and let their imaginations soar!

Our goal is to bring young people together for a fun, educational, interactive and enlightening view of the creative arts!

INCREDIKIDS aim is to make sure kids (and kids at heart!) have fun. We also want to teach about how the chosen field works & ways to support their academic goals and efforts. Over the weekend INCREDIKIDS will provide participants with ways explore their creativity and imagination. Cartooning, storytelling, animation, gaming, and puppetry are just some of the workshops we will have. 

We are the ONLY Kids Literacy Through Comics & the Arts program in the NorthEast that follow a Common Core & Arts based curriculum – designed by State Licensed Educators & professional artists.

ALL materials presented are all-audiences/family oriented and FREE.

SATURDAY May 11
ALL DAY – Free Drawing & Coloring for All!
Come and draw with the pros! Also bring your own artwork and creations to share with others and get feedback from people in the industry.

11:00 – GET IN TOON! Presents: The Sound of Cartooning with Joe Bev & Michael Grassia (In Panel Room)
Join voice actor Joe Bevilacqua (Yogi Bear) and cartooninst Michael Grassia fora fun interactive panel features character creation through audience participation. Joe Bev will demonstrate and share how he learned from master voice artists how to come up with a voice for a character, while cartoonist Michael Grassia has YOU design the characters and watch the madness take shape right before your eyes!. Laughs and fun GUARANTEED!

12:00 – INCREDIKIDS Presents: SNACK & SKETCH
Come join INCREDIKIDS to color and draw some of your favorite cartoons while enjoying a FREE snack brought to you by INCREDIKIDS!
**First Come First Serve – Supplies are limited – 1 per child**

1:00 – Princess & Superhero Mask Making GET IN TOON! Presents: The Sound of Comics! with Dan Nakrosis KA-POW! Join Comic Artist Dan Nakrosis (TMNT, Simpsons, Marvel Comics), as he shows you the tricks of the trade to bring the special effects, sounds and excitement to your favorite comics.

2:00 – GET IN TOON! Presents: The Sound of Comics! with Dan Nakrosis
KA-POW! Join Comic Artist Dan Nakrosis (TMNT, Simpsons, Marvel Comics), as he shows you the tricks of the trade to bring the special effects, sounds and excitement to your favorite comics.

3:00 – Bronx Heroes Presents: Creating Superheroes & Supervillains For Your Own Comic! Join artist/writer, Ray Felix from Bronx Heroes, for an insiders look into how to write and draw comics, as well as showing how superheroes and villains are created. Learn some of the tricks of the trade in how to create your own comic as well.

SUNDAY May 12
ALL DAY – Free Drawing & Coloring for All!
Come and draw with the pros! Also bring your own artwork and creations to share with others and get feedback from people in the industry.

11:00 – INCREDIKIDS! presents: SNACK & SKECTH
Come join INCREDIKIDS to color and draw some of your favorite cartoons while enjoying a FREE snack brought to you by INCREDIKIDS!
**First Come First Serve – Supplies are limited – 1 per child**

12:00 – GET IN TOON! Presents: Cartooning with Michael Grassia
Cartoonist & educator Michael Grassia takes you through the basic cartooning skills to create your own characters and backgrounds. Using Michael’s easy to follow methods, some simple shapes and your imagination, you will be cartooning in no time!

1:00 – INCREDIKIDS! Presents YOU Can Be A Puppeteer!
Want to try your “hand” at being a puppeteer? Using easy steps and materials, participants will get to make simple puppets. You will learn the “secrets” of lip-sync and manipulations just like your favorite characters on television and movies!

2:00 – GET IN TOON! Presents: Building Games with Michael Grassia
Ever wonder what it takes to make board games? More importantly, what makes a game good? It’s time to roll the dice and move space to space with cartoonist and educator Michael Grassia and learn how to make a board game.

3:00 – CARTOON BEACH PARTY!
Do you love Scooby-Doo, Spongebob Squarepants or Mickey Mouse? Would you like to wow your friends by drawing these characters & more? Join educator & co-creator of “Life’s A Beach”, Mike Lopez, for this fun workshop where you will learn to draw your favorite cartoon characters, as well make-up your own.