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

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

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

 

Writing and Teaching Graphic Memoirs. Talk at Stanford University.

 

Wednesday, November 12 | Writing and Teaching Graphic Memoirs:

A Unique Way of Documenting Culture and Language

Danièle Archambault, Ph.D.

6 pm – 7:30 pm, Board Room, Humanities Center, Stanford University

Sponsored by the Graphic Narrative Project

 

Writing and Teaching Graphic Memoirs. Danièle Archambault

Writing and Teaching Graphic Memoirs. Danièle Archambault

Graphic memoirs provide an important window into changing cultural landscapes through their form, allowing for the combination of images of everyday life with colloquial language. Dr. Danièle Archambault, a linguist and cartoonist, as a graphic memoir author documented the culture and language of Québec in the 1950’s, the last years of the so-called Great Darkness. In subsequent years she has taught others how to write graphic memoirs, further enabling her understanding of the varying constitutions of cultural heritage. Through reflecting on her current experience as the author of the webcomic blog Une année sans alcool (A Year without a Drink), she will trace the trajectory of her stories from personal reflections to acts of social questioning, and from what she initially understood as simply a publishing platform to what she now regards as a new form of interactive art.

Danièle Archambault, Ph.D. (Linguistics) is a researcher, author, and educator who is interested in comics as a way to document a society’s cultural and linguistic landscape. She is the author of three graphic memoir series: Stairway stories, Québec-California, and Une année sans alcool. Originally from Montréal, she now lives in Palo Alto, where she is artist-in-residence.

Please, confirm your presence:

Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP
The Graphic Narrative Project is a Geballe Research Workshop with the Stanford Humanities Center. From woodblock prints to manga, comics to animation, we discuss the many forms of graphic narrative. https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/graphicnarrativeproject

 

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

 

 

 

Spring forward… to a Graphic Novel Class!

Graphic Novel class at the Palo Alto Art Center

The graphic novel class at the Palo Alto Art Center is all about telling stories using sequential art. The class will resume on April 16 for another six meetings. Whether or not you took the class before, you can join us every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 PM at the Palo Alto Art Center.  Each week,  you can choose to devote the whole evening on working on your own project or on learning a new style or a new technique.  Come and spend a pleasant evening creating wonderful sequential art in the company of people who share your interests.

Email me if you have questions or comments.

Click here to Register online right now!.

Danièle

Spring Graphic Novel class at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Spring Graphic Novel class at the Palo Alto Art Center.

 

Graphic Novel Display Wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. More pictures.

Graphic novel class at the Palo Alto Art Center

I worked a little bit more on the display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center yesterday. I really need to be done by Tuesday. Then It’s Holiday time! Holiday music, Holiday cards, Holiday cooking, visiting friends and family! I love it!

Then in February, the Graphic Novel class will start!

More pictures (See the first pictures on my previous post):

Graphic novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. The other side of the wall

Graphic novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. The other side of the wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. View from the other side of the wall

Graphic novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. View from the other side of the wall

Graphic novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. Around the display case.

Graphic novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. Around the display case.