Montgomery County Public Libraries to Offer Free Animation Workshops for Teens and Tweens During Spring Break

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host free animation workshops during MCPS spring break.

Per the news release: Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host free animation workshops for children aged 10-15 during the week of March 25-29, coinciding with Montgomery County Public Schools’ spring break. Registration is required for each workshop.

The workshops will be led by Leila Cabib, a seasoned cartoonist, illustrator and animator. With extensive experience, Ms. Cabib’s work spans newspapers, magazines, books and an environmental museum. She has authored and illustrated two nationally syndicated comic strips, collaborating with clients including Time-Life Books, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Ms. Cabib holds a B.A. in English from Bard College and an M.A. in illustration from Syracuse University. She is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is fluent in Spanish.

“The arts play a pivotal role in fostering self-expression, individuality and emotional exploration,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “These animation workshops help equip our youth with invaluable skills, empowering them to creatively express themselves and explore their feelings.”

Workshops dates, times and locations:

Participants will be provided art supplies for use during the workshops.

The workshops are funded in part by an Arts in Education grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

For additional information about the animation workshops, contact Clotilde Puértolas via email at [email protected].

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