Campers at Middlesex Community College’s weeklong Cartooning for Comic Books summer camp finished the session by completing individual printed comic books. Campers learned to draw their own comics with cartoon characters and props and composed them into imaginative books.

Campers developed their talents and abilities by learning to draw characters in a dynamic way, while telling an exciting, well-paced story with pictures. They explored drawing cartoon creatures, monsters and superheroes, and mastered using Adobe Photoshop to color their creations in this timeless art form. The unique program combined professional art instruction with advanced technology in a lively, hands-on environment.

Camp instructor Lloyd Meek is a freelance designer, professional comic-book artist and teacher. He is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston and teaches throughout Greater Boston. Camp instructor Bob Clark is an artist and freelance art instructor.

Each summer, Middlesex offers more than 20 one- and two-week camps, exploring the fields of aviation, science, technology, and the fine and performing arts on its Bedford and Lowell campuses.

A free virtual-information session about MCC’s writing technical information certificate program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 13.

This innovative certificate program is a career-enhancement opportunity for individuals with well-developed writing skills who want to improve their effectiveness in communicating technical information. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of work experience.

To learn more about this unique career enhancement program, send a R.S.V.P. to

For more information, visit our Web site at or call 781-280-3663.

Middlesex Community College offers a two-year associate degree program in culinary arts and a one-year culinary arts certificate.

“Our aim is to introduce students to the kitchen-side of the hospitality industry,” said Barbara Dexter-Smith, MCC’s program coordinator for hospitality management, travel services management and culinary arts.

All of MCC’s culinary courses are taught in the evening in the commercial kitchens at Billerica’s Shawsheen Technical High School. Classes are small — 15 to 18 students — and consist of only Middlesex culinary-arts students.

For more information about MCC’s culinary arts program, contact Barbara Dexter-Smith at or at 978-656-3170.