We want to stay connected and creative with our community during these unprecedented times. 

Our first opportunity we are sharing is our Virtual Pop-Up. For the next few weeks, arts instructor Elisabeth Herrera is sharing virtual activities to keep you inspired. Follow along with each activity and share your creations with us on Instagram (@atlantacontemporary) or email support@atlantacontemporary.org and we will share it in our stories! 

We look forward to seeing everyone’s creations and continuing the excellent conversations we usually have in person in a digital space.

Charles Williams Activity

Currently on view at Atlanta Contemporary is The Life and Death of Charles Williams. Charles Williams created artwork in many mediums - sculptures, drawings, paintings, and more. For our first virtual activity, we are looking at William's comics.

Williams created his first original comic, J.C. of the Job Corps, as a teenager to include in the newspaper of the Breckinridge Job Corps Center in which he enrolled to learn practical job skills after he dropped out of college. Williams ultimately created an entire roster of characters including J.C. of the Job Corps, Captain Galaxy, Captain Soul, Black Son, and Captain Thirteen, among others.

Use our templates of Charles Williams comic panels to make your own comic! Print it and use crayons, colored pencils, paints, or collage to create your story. If you do not have access to a printer, modify the template using digital media of their choice - try Photoshop, Instagram, or Paint. Or, try a browser-based editor like GIMP or StoryboardThat

Template 1 | Template 2 | Template 3

Want more? Download the Captain Soul Template (JPEG) (PDF) and fill in your own original story.


Elisabeth Herrera-Very

Elisabeth Herrera-Very is a teaching artist and art educator working in Atlanta. A former public school visual arts teacher she now focuses on community engagement and museum education. As a teaching artist she develops programming that provides inclusive, thoughtful, and relevant art experiences for participants of all ages and skill levels. Her programming at Atlanta Contemporary encourages patrons to explore their own creative process through contemporary art making practices and exploratory art making.


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