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

Graphic Novel Spring Workshops at the Palo Alto Art Center

Visual Narrative: The Graphic Novel and Beyond.

This workshop explores sequential narrative art, including but not limited to graphic novels, illustrations, comics, travel diaries, and children’s books. 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. Drawing and writing exercises, experimentation with a variety of media, and ongoing exploration of authors’ work from around the world will allow students to develop their own way of telling stories with pictures!

Three Saturday mornings starting the first week-end of May!

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

When: May 2 to May 16, 2015. Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm

Instructor: Danièle Archambault, Ph.D

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

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Spring Graphic Novel at the Palo Alto Art Center. Danièle Archambault

Spring Graphic Novel at the Palo Alto Art Center. Danièle 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

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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

Graphic Novel and Illustration Class!

Graphic Novel and Illustration. Telling stories with images.

A new 10-week class Fall 2013!

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. 17 to Nov. 19: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM

Information: Palo 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 by Daniele Archambault

Graphic Novel and Illustration Class by Daniele Archambault

 

 

 

Graphic Novel Class-Palo Alto Art Center

Learn how to write a graphic novel!

I’ll be teaching a weekly graphic novel class for adults at the Palo Alto Art Center, starting in February 2013. Students 16 years and older are welcomed.

When? Tuesday nights, 7 to 9 PM. February 5 to March 13.

Where? Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

Registration? Register online or in person at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Information? Art Center (650) 329-2366 OR

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Graphic Novel Class by Danièle Archambault

A new weekly Graphic novel class for adults (16 years and over) at the Palo Alto Art Center. Winter 2013

Develop your appreciation for the world of graphic novels.

Graphic novels offer a unique and exciting way of telling stories, combining sequential art and writing techniques. In this class, we will start by exploring the work of famous authors like Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer-prize winning Maus) and Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis).

Get a practical introduction to the art of graphic novels

This will lead to a practical introduction to the step-by-step techniques of comic book art, from thumbnailing, to penciling, inking and finally, coloring.

Develop your own unique story

Students will start developing their own story in the style of their choice. Do you want to preserve the memory of the significant moments in your life, in a special and exciting new way? Start writing a graphic memoir. Or maybe you have a great idea for a work of fiction? Come and  learn how to develop a story. Are you interested in reporting on non-fiction events? Try your hand at comics journalism.

No special background required

Don’t worry! You don’t need any background in art or in literature! Just come with your stories (funny or sad), your special memories, or your personal reflections on life . Start writing your own graphic novel in a beautiful and inspiring setting: the new remodeled Palo Alto Art Center.

Graphic Novel Wall display at PAAC.

Go see the Graphic Novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center! There are some artwork by students in the Graphic Memoir Workshop.  Samples of tools and techniques are featured in the window display. Finally, on one end of the wall, there is an interactive section where you can test your knowledge of the world of graphic novels.

Graphic Novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Graphic Novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Graphic Novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. Danièle Archambault. DanieleBD

Graphic Novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. Danièle Archambault. DanieleBD

 

Graphic Novel Display Wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. It’s ready!

Graphic Novel class at the Palo Alto Art Center. The wall is ready.

The graphic novel display wall is finally ready. I had a great time working on the project. In other posts, I’ll show you close-ups of the different parts of the display wall. But for today, here are two pictures of the entire wall.

Graphic Novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Graphic Novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Graphic Novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. Danièle Archambault. DanieleBD

Graphic Novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. Danièle Archambault. DanieleBD