The Illustrated Journal. Visual Storytelling class. Spring 2017

Visual Storytelling : The Illustrated Journal

Create an illustrated journal in a traditional paper format or on a tablet, a phone, using a digital app. An adult art class at the Palo Alto Art Center.  

A short five-week class, right in time before you start your summer projects.

In this class students will create an illustrated journal. This can take the form of a travel sketchbook, personal diary, graphic memoir, professional notebook or project story board. Additionally, we will explore the option of an illustrated digital journal on a phone or tablet using the most popular apps. We will focus on how to successfully integrate the visual and narrative aspects of an illustrated journal and ultimately tell a great story. Make the most of your journal, travel sketchbook, personal or professional diary, or project notebook! Please see receipt for materials list

The Illustrated Journal. Spring 2017. Daniele Archambault

The Illustrated Journal. Spring 2017. Daniele Archambault

Registration starts March 2 for Palo Alto residents and March 9, for non-residents. To register online, click here.

Winter 2017 Visual Storytelling class. Writing and Publishing a Graphic Novel.

Graphic novel class starts next week at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Writing and Publishing a Graphic Novel. Danièle Archambault

Writing and Publishing a Graphic Novel. Danièle Archambault

Class description:

Experience the excitement of writing and publishing a graphic novel! In this class, we will digitally publish a collective graphic novel. The main theme will be “Voyage,” a term that can be taken literally or figuratively. Students may select any type of visual narrative: comics, memoirs, travel diaries, children stories, science-fiction epics, super-hero adventures, etc. Each student will develop a three to five page story, applying the fundamentals of storytelling such as storyboarding, thumbnailing, character design, picture composition, camera angles and shots, page layouts, etc. We will also learn to organize our collection of individual stories into a cohesive digital graphic novel. Topics covered will include book layout, cover design, title page, preface, barcodes and isbn numbers, copyrights, etc. The graphic novel will be designed with a simple and convenient iPad app that can generate two types of digital publication files: a PDF and an ePub. Students can use traditional or digital tools. This is a great class for art beginners as well as experienced artists.

To registerer for the class, click here. 

Fall 2016 Visual Storytelling Class: Graphic Novel and more…

Time to register for the Fall 2016 Visual Storytelling class!

 

Fall 2016 Visual Storytelling class with Danièle Archambault

Fall 2016 Visual Storytelling class with Danièle Archambault

I am thrilled to be teaching the full 10-week Graphic Novel and Illustration class, this fall again at the Palo Alto Art Center. The class runs from Sept.13 to Nov. 15, Tuesday nights, 7 to 9:30 PM. Registration opened on August 18 for Palo Alto residents. Non-residents can register starting on Aug. 25. This a class for adults (16 years and older). Great class for beginners as well as experienced artists.

To register on line, click here.

Visual Storytelling: Graphic novel, Illustration and more.

Do you want to create images that tell a story? Do you have a story to tell, but want to add a visual element? This class offers a great introduction to the art of visual storytelling and its various forms: graphic novels, comics, illustration, children books, travel diaries, etc. Warm-up drawing and writing exercises, practical introduction to narrative art techniques, and exploration with a variety of media will allow students to develop their own way of telling stories with pictures. Topics covered in this 10-week class include, storyboarding and thumbailing, character design, picture composition (perspective, camera angles and shots), page layout, penciling, inking, coloring, and more. In the last classes, we will review different ways for students to share or publish their work, on paper or on line. Students can choose to work with traditional or digital tools and are welcomed to bring their laptop and graphic tablets to class. This is a great class for art beginners as well as experienced artists.

 

Visual Storytelling: Graphic novel, Illustration and more. Fall 2015

Visual Storytelling: Graphic novel, Illustration and more. Fall 2015

For Fall 2015, the full 10-week Graphic Novel and Illustration class is back at the Palo Alto Art Center. The class will now run from 7 to 9:30 PM. We will do more writing and drawing exercises, and students will get more time to work on their own project.

The class runs from Sept.15 to Nov. 17, Tuesday nights, 7 to 9:30 PM.

Registration has already started for Palo Alto residents. Non-residents can register starting on Aug. 28. 

To register on line, click here.

Visual Storytelling: Graphic novel, Illustration and more.

Do you want to create images that tell a story? Do you have a story to tell, but want to add a visual element? This class offers a great introduction to the art of visual storytelling and its various forms: graphic novels, comics, illustration, children books, travel diaries, etc. Warm-up drawing and writing exercises, practical introduction to narrative art techniques, and exploration with a variety of media will allow students to develop their own way of telling stories with pictures. Topics covered in this 10-week class include, storyboarding and thumbailing, character design, picture composition (perspective, camera angles and shots), page layout, penciling, inking, coloring, and more. In the last classes, we will review different ways for students to share or publish their work, on paper or on line. Students can choose to work with traditional or digital tools and are welcomed to bring their laptop and graphic tablets to class. This is a great class for art beginners as well as experienced artists.

Fall 2015 Graphic Novel class. Daniele Archambault

Fall 2015 Graphic Novel class. Daniele Archambault

Visual Narrative: the Graphic Novel and Beyond. An Adult Art Class at the Palo Alto Art Center

A new Graphic Novel and Illustration class

A new format for the Graphic Novel and Illustration class at the Palo Alto Art Center this summer! Visual Narrative: The Graphic Novel and Beyond. A series of five classes to explore different forms of visual storytelling. After a quick overview of the basic techniques, we will focus on storytelling, picture composition, page layout, and the use of traditional and digital tools. Each week will bring different drawing and writing exercises inspired by the work of authors from around the world. A great class for art beginners as well as experienced artists. July 21 to August 18, 2015.

Register for this class online.

Visual Narrative:   the Graphic Novel and Beyond. Art Class by Daniele Archambault

Visual Narrative: the Graphic Novel and Beyond. Art Class by Daniele Archambault

Winter Graphic Novel and Illustration class-Advanced techniques. Palo Alto Art Center

Finally! An advanced Graphic Novel and Illustration class!

Graphic Novel and Illustration Class. Advanced techniques. Winter 2015. Palo Alto Art Center

Graphic Novel and Illustration Class. Advanced techniques. Winter 2015. Palo Alto Art Center

This class will be an opportunity for students to begin or continue working on a sequential art project (graphic novels, illustration, comics, travel diaries, children books, etc.). Drawing and writing exercises, experimentation with a variety of media, and ongoing exploration of famous author’s work will allow students to further their skills at telling stories with pictures. After a quick overview of the basic techniques, we will explore in a more advanced way some aspects of narrative art such as storytelling, picture composition, page layout, use of traditional and digital tools, etc. This is a great class for art beginners as well as experienced artists.

10 weeks of great art fun!

Where: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA.

When: Jan. 6 to March 10, 2015. Tuesdays, 7-9 PM

Information: Palo Alto Art Center (650) 329-2366 or Contact me

Register on line or Register by mail, fax or in person

Registration opens:

December 5th, 2014, 8:30am  for Palo Alto Residents

December 12, 2014, 8:30am for non-residents

 

Fall Graphic Novel and Illustration class at the Palo Alto Art Center

Register for a Graphic Novel and Illustration class today!

Fall Graphic Novel and Illustration Class

Fall Graphic Novel and Illustration Class

Do you want to create images that tell a story? Do you have a story to tell, but want to add a visual element? Through ongoing exploration of various forms of sequential art (graphic novels, illustration, comics, travel diaries, etc.), this class will be an opportunity for students to communicate thoughts, stories, and reflections on life through both words and pictures. Warm-up drawing and writing exercises, step-by-step introduction to comic book art and experimentation with a variety of media will allow students to develop their own way of telling stories. Great class for sketchbook junkies, watercolorists, collage and book artists alike! Art beginners as well as experienced artists are welcome.

Where: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA.

When: Sept. 23 to Nov. 18, 2014. Tuesdays, 7-9 PM

Information: Palo Alto Art Center (650) 329-2366 or Contact me

Register on line

Register by mail, fax or in person

Spring Graphic Novel and Illustration Class at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Registration is open!

Graphic Novel and Illustration class. Danièle Archambault

Graphic Novel and Illustration class. Danièle Archambault

Registration is open for my my 6-week spring class for adults (16 years old and over).

Do you want to create images that tell a story? Do you have a story to tell, but want to add a visual element? Through ongoing exploration of various forms of sequential art (graphic novels, illustration, comics, travel diaries, etc.), this class will be an opportunity for students to communicate thoughts, stories, and reflections on life through both words and pictures. Warm-up drawing and writing exercises, step-by-step introduction to comic book art and experimentation with a variety of media will allow students to develop their own way of telling stories.  Great class for sketchbook junkies, watercolorists, collage and book artists alike!

Art beginners as well as experienced artists are welcome.

Where: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA.

When: April 1 to May 6, 2014.  Tuesdays, 7-9 PM

InformationPalo Alto Art Center (650) 329-2366 or Contact me

Registration starts on March 7 for Palo Alto residents and on March 14 for non-residents.

  1. Register on line
  2. Register by mail, fax or in person

Graphic Novel and Illustration Class at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Graphic Novel and Illustration. Telling stories with images.

A 10-week Graphic Novel Class a the Palo Alto Art Center. Winter 2014. Danièle Archambault

A 10-week Graphic Novel Class a the Palo Alto Art Center. Winter 2014. Danièle Archambault

My 10-week class for adults (16 years old and over) starts tomorrow January 7, 2014! 

Do you want to create images that tell a story? Do you have a story to tell, but want to add a visual element? Through ongoing exploration of various forms of sequential art (graphic novels, illustration, comics, travel diaries, etc.), this class will be an opportunity for students to communicate thoughts, stories, and reflections on life through both words and pictures. Warm-up drawing and writing exercises, step-by-step introduction to comic book art and experimentation with a variety of media will allow students to develop their own way of telling stories.  Great class for sketchbook junkies, watercolorists, collage and book artists alike!

Art beginners as well as experienced artists are welcome.

Where: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA.

When: Jan. 7 to March 3, 2014,  Tuesdays, 7-9 PM

InformationPalo Alto Art Center (650) 329-2366 or Contact me

Registration starts on August 30 for Palo Alto residents and on September 6 for non-residents.

  1. Register on line: enjoyonline.cityofpaloalto.org
  2. Registration by mail, fax or in person

 

Graphic Novel and Illustration Class!

Graphic Novel and Illustration. Telling stories with images.

My 10-week class for adults (16 years old and over) starts on January 7, 2014! 

Do you want to create images that tell a story? Do you have a story to tell, but want to add a visual element? Through ongoing exploration of various forms of sequential art (graphic novels, illustration, comics, travel diaries, etc.), this class will be an opportunity for students to communicate thoughts, stories, and reflections on life through both words and pictures. Warm-up drawing and writing exercises, step-by-step introduction to comic book art and experimentation with a variety of media will allow students to develop their own way of telling stories.  Great class for sketchbook junkies, watercolorists, collage and book artists alike!

Art beginners as well as experienced artists are welcome.

Where: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA.

When: Jan. 7 to March 3, 2014,  Tuesdays, 7-9 PM

InformationPalo Alto Art Center (650) 329-2366 or Contact me

Registration starts on August 30 for Palo Alto residents and on September 6 for non-residents.

  1. Register on line: enjoyonline.cityofpaloalto.org
  2. Registration by mail, fax or in person
A 10-week Graphic Novel Class a the Palo Alto Art Center. Winter 2014. Danièle Archambault

A 10-week Graphic Novel Class a the Palo Alto Art Center. Winter 2014. Danièle Archambault