We celebrated our 100th week of our Focus comic free art camp for autistic and special needs kids. Our students drew Focus the autistic super hero as their art teacher and themselves as a student. Check out our students art! Congratulations to Audrey Lam our 10 year old autistic student for winning first place in our special art contest. We colored her art digitally and converted into a certificate of achievement that resembles a comic cover as a reward. Digital colors by Yvonne Wan. We are proud to champion kids with special needs through the arts. Feel free to support us!
Focus comic Free Sumi Art Program Graduation Event for Autistic and Special needs kids
Focus comic had a successful graduation event over the weekend for its Autistic and Special needs students. The free art program introduced our students to the art of Sumi inking (relevant to comics), the importance of animal conservation and how to present their art.
In the middle: Yvonne Wan, The creator, writer and artist and art teacher of Focus comic. Douglas Hebert, one of the artists and art teachers of Focus comic. The other kids are our autistic and special needs students.
Check out the highlights film. Many thanks to Yvonne Wan for filming and editing the footage so the kids can remember their special day.
Congratulations to class of 2022 for the Focus comic free sumi art program graduates ! They did amazing! Check out our students art (Certificates designed by Focus creator Yvonne Wan):
Here are the two highlights films showing our students best moments on the free Focus comic sumi program:
We are proud to champion autistic and special needs kids. The kids were excited to receive their custom certificates of achievement with their art on it. The kids also loved their graduation gifts, free Focus merchandize and Anker noise cancelling ear buds courtesy of Focus and Anker.
Our interns Marlena and Aarav also had a great signing event celebrating the release of their trading card. They loved presenting their art to the public and they were encouraged with the positive attention that they received.
Here are a few photos from over the weekend. Please visit focuscomic.com to see more images:
Thanks 3M for providing our students with masks.
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Meet Aarav Gupta and Marlena Ammon, our two new autistic trading card interns. Aarav is 8 years old and Marlena is 12 years old. They both love Focus the autistic super hero and love to draw. They had a successful signing event in Avondale Arizona over the weekend and had the most amazing time presenting their art to the public.
Check out our students art! We are proud to develop autistic and special needs talent within the community through our free art programs. Congratulations to our autistic interns for having their art published with us.
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This week our we taught our autistic and special needs students how to draw the Queen of the United Kingdom with Focus the autistic super hero as the Queens guard. Check out our students art! We will be mailing our students art to the Queen at Buckingham palace as a class gift pack. We hope the Queen will display it at her palace and write back with words of encouragement.
We are proud to have served 98 weeks of free classes at the Focus comic free art camp for autistic and special needs kids. Please support our project in any way you can. Our mission is to maintain dignity for autistic individuals by removing the stigma, and championing autistic and special needs kids through the arts. Focus comic features one of the first autistic super heroes, art by professionals plus autistic interns.
Here is the highlights film:
Here are our students art:
If you missed the virtual Focus class, you may participate by watching this class tutorial:
Class duration: 40-90 minutes depending on the childs abilities.
Art supplies needed: Pencil, paper, eraser, marker and coloring pens.
The kids had fun learning about composition, symmetry (math, geometry and physics), diversity, global awareness, human emotions and fashion design. They also got to improve their inking and coloring techniques.
I’m making progress with my bio diversity project! #clay #ceramics #sculpture
We are 97 weeks into our Focus comic free art camp for autistic and special needs kids. In celebration of Presidents day, our creator Yvonne Wan plus Douglas Hebert (certified art teacher) hosted a special virtual art class where they taught the students how to draw Focus the autistic super hero meeting President Biden at the White house! We also mailed our art to the President at The White House in hope he will frame up the art and display it in his office!
Check out our students art! The students had fun!
Our students learned about Symmetry (incorporating Math, Physics and art), the president, composition, creating depth and texture how to combine backgrounds with characters. Our students also practiced their inking and coloring techniques which they have been developing with us for some time.
Visit focuscomic.com to see more art work. Feel free to support the project.
Congratulations to Marlena Ammon, Arrav Gupta, Matthew Goebel and Bruno Pedicini for landing an art internship with Focus comic! Bruno and Matthew have landed a comic internship where they will learn about comic creation and have their art of Focus the autistic super hero published in the upcoming Spanish issue of Focus comic. Aarav and Marlena have landed a trading card internship where they will learn about the art of drawing trading cards and will have their drawings of Focus the autistic super hero published as a trading card very soon.
Focus comic are proud to champion young autistic talent through the arts. Our mission is to entertain readers and maintain dignity for autistic individuals by removing the stigma associated with autism.
Focus comic is currently available in English, French, Chinese and German. Please feel free to support our comic and project in any way you can.
Happy new year! I am making progress with my biodiversity art project. #lovetheplanetearth
Focus comic are proud to be one of the first in the comic industry to host a prestigious Artist Year of the Year Award ceremony for autistic and special needs kids.
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our students achievements at Focus Comic Artist of the Year 2021 Award Ceremony.
The event opened with a presentation of the Focus comic free Winter Festival highlights film on the large screen:
The two day winter festival event comprised of free comic art and voice acting workshops for special needs and autistic kids. Many thanks to Yvonne Wan, Douglas Hebert and Hollywood actor Kevin McNally for teaching the kids during the two day festival.
At the Focus comic Award ceremony our students loved seeing their art on public display and having the opportunity to develop friendships with their classmates. The parents also enjoyed socializing with other parents. The kids loved their custom Certificate of achievement featuring their art and special prizes for participating in the arts.
We also had 3 prestigious trophies for 3 Artists of the Year.
Our new autistic trading card intern Bruno also had a fantastic experience signing autographs at the event.
Feel free to check out the highlights film of the Focus comic artist of the year award ceremony and Bruno’s signing event:
Our students won trophies, wireless noise cancelling ear buds, sensory friendly art supplies, toys and Focus comic merchandize.
Here’s another picture from the Focus comic winter festival where kids drew Focus the autistic super hero and gingerbread friends and they learned how to talk like a pirate. The kids had fun!
Please visit focuscomic.com to see the kids art work and more pictures.
Feel free to support project Focus at www.focuscomic.com
Yvonne Wan and I recently won the Peoples choice Award 2021 at the BAM! Comic art exhibited hosted by the Goodyear Art culture commission. It was a an honor to receive public recognition for my contribution in society.