Daniele Archambault Open Studio-Winter 2016

Danièle Archambault Open Studio-Saturday December 3, 2016

 

Sat. Dec. 3rd 11 am – 5 pm at Cubberley in Palo Alto

I’m in Studio F-3

My studio is open to the public for this coming weekend as part of the CASP Winter 2016 Open Studios event. I will be showing recent and new work-in-progress. Artwork, prints on metal, quality paper prints and greeting cards will be for sale. Stop by the Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Take this opportunity to also visit the studios of 23 artists, part of the Cubberley Artist Studio Program. The event is kid & dog-friendly, there are bike racks, ample parking and it is handicap accessible. Click here for a Map of Cubberley-winter-2016-open-studio

Daniele Archambault-Winter 2016 Open Studio

Daniele Archambault-Winter 2016 Open Studio

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Pas de bonbons pour la Saint-Patrick?

Une petite BD pour la Saint-Patrick.

Et voilà! Mon histoire de la Saint-Patrick, telle que promise hier.

Une question qui me chicotait quand j’étais petite.  Il y a souvent beaucoup de moi dans le personnage de Doudou. Ma grand-mamn paternelle était irlandaise et ma maman fêtait toujours la Saint-Patrick, en l’honneur de mon père et de sa famille.

Pas de bonbons pour la Saint-Patrick?

Pas de bonbons pour la Saint-Patrick?

 

Une grand-maman irlandaise au Québec- Prise 2

La fête de la Saint-Patrick arrive bientôt.  Pour l’occasion, j’ai fait une nouvelle planche.  Je la mettrai sur mon blog d’ici deux jours, mais en attendant, voici mon entrée pour la Saint-Patrick 2012… 

Bonne lecture!

Doudou et les Irlandais du Québec?

Doudou et les Irlandais du Québec. Danièle Archambault

La grand-maman de Doudou est Irlandaise!

La grand-maman paternelle de Doudou est Irlandaise. Elle parle français, avec parfois des traces d’anglais (surtout dans le vocabulaire ), mais, fait bien important, elle est aussi catholique comme la plupart des Canadiens français. Autrement, le grand-papa de Doudou n’aurait pas pu l’épouser…

La présence des Irlandais au Québec remonte à très longtemps. Certains sont même déjà installés en Nouvelle-France lors de la Conquête du pays par les Britanniques, mais parfois sous un nom français. Par la suite, il y aura de nombreuses vagues d’immigration irlandaise. À la fin du XIXe siècle, ils constitueront même le groupe ethnique le plus important au Canada après les Canadiens français

Lors du recensement de 2006 par Statistique Canada, plus de 406, 000 Québécois se disent de descendance irlandaise. Mais dans les faits, ce chiffre est probablement beaucoup plus élevé. En effet, pour plusieurs raisons, dont la francisation des noms de famille (par exemple, ThimothyReilly, O’Sullivan qui deviennent respectivement ThimothéeRiel et Sylvain) beaucoup de Québécois ignorent même qu’ils sont de descendance irlandaise.

Et si on retrouve au Québec, des personnes au nom de famille français qui sont en fait des noms irlandais francisés, on compte aussi des Québécois ayant un nom de famille irlandais mais de langue française.  Lors de l’épidémie de typhus de 1847 qui a fait mourir un très grand nombre d’immigrants irlandais, plusieurs orphelins ont été adoptés par des familles canadiennes-françaises. Comme ces familles sont catholiques (alors que la population anglaise, elle, est protestante), les enfants ont pu conserver leur foi. Fait surprenant, ils ont aussi été autorisés à conserver leur nom irlandais même s’ils ont été élevés… en français.

Deux Québécois célèbres (parmi beaucoup d’autres) issus d’un mariage mixte (Irlandais et Français): Madame Bolduc, notre première chansonnière québécoise et Émile Nelligan, un grand poète du Québec.

Mais revenons à Doudou…

Sa maman s’assure donc de toujours souligner la fête de la Saint-Patrick en l’honneur du papa de Doudou.  Il y a toujours un beau gâteau décoré en vert, des trèfles et aujourd’hui, de la tourtière aux patates.

Et soudain, Doudou a une question…

Doudou et la tourti;re aux patates.

Références:

On trouve de tout sur l’internet. Si vous désirez en savoir plus sur les Irlandais au Québec, je vous suggère de commencer par ce site. Mais attention! Ce n’est pas le père de Marguerite d’Youville, fondatrice des Soeurs de la Charité de Montréal, qui était Irlandais, mais bien le deuxième époux de sa mère .

Canadian Irish Studies Foundation 

Un article très intéressant, celui  de Aidan, McQuillan, Université de Toronto.

Des chemins divergents: les Irlandais et les Canadiens français au XIXe siècle

Pour les statistiques:

Statistique Canada. 2010. Recensement visuel. Recensement de 2006. Ottawa. Diffusé le 7 décembre 2010. 

 

How to Read Graphic Novels. A talk at the Palo Alto Art Center.

How to Read Graphic Novels. Even if you’re not a Comic Book Fan.

This is a early announcement for a talk that I’ll be giving at the Palo Alto Art Center, next month.

The event is free and open to the public!

Title: How to Read Graphic Novels. Even if you’re not a Comic Book Fan.

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7 PM

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

Information: (650) 329-2366 (Palo Alto Art Center) or send me an email.

Summary:

Graphic novels are everywhere these days. You find them in classrooms, in libraries, even on the required reading lists of college literature classes. Why is the world suddenly so fascinated by these comic books? In this one-hour talk, Dr. Danièle Archambault will bring you on a guided tour of the world of graphic novels. Find out about the history of graphic novels and the many genres in which they developed. Learn the literary and visual art techniques favored by an array of authors of various cultures and backgrounds. After the presentation, you’ll go home with a list of suggested readings (fiction and non-fiction) and a whole new appreciation for the increasingly popular world of graphic novels.

 

How to Read Graphic Novels. A talk by Danièle Archambault at the Palo Alto Art Center.

How to Read Graphic Novels. A talk by Danièle Archambault at the Palo Alto Art Center.

 

Graphic Novel Display at the Palo Alto Main Library

Palo Alto Main Library Display Case: Graphic Novels.

Well, February is all about graphic novels here, in Palo Alto!

I started my Graphic Novel Class Tuesday at the Palo Alto Art Center. The class is full and the students seem enthusiastic. Although almost nobody has any experience in graphic novels, most of them are artists. They work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, etc. I’m looking forward to seeing their project. It’s going to be very creative, I’m sure!

I’m getting a lot of positive feedback on my Graphic Novel wall display at PAAC. It will be up until the week of March 19. So if you haven’t had time to go see it, yet, you still have more than a month to do so. If you live to far away, you can see the pictures here.

I just set up the Graphic Novel display at the Palo Alto Main Library. The head librarian offered me the library display case for the month of February. It was really difficult to decide which graphic novels to include in the display. But I managed to choose 16 of them, in a variety of styles, showcasing graphic novels available at the library. Here are some pictures:

Graphic novel display at the Palo Alto Library, CA. Danièle Archambault

Graphic novel display at the Palo Alto Library, CA. Danièle Archambault

Graphic novel display at the Palo Alto Library, CA. Danièle Archambault

Graphic novel display at the Palo Alto Library, CA. Danièle Archambault

Graphic novel display at the Palo Alto Library, CA. Danièle Archambault

Graphic novel display at the Palo Alto Library, CA. Danièle Archambault

Graphic novel display at the Palo Alto Library, CA. Danièle Archambault

Graphic novel display at the Palo Alto Library, CA. Danièle Archambault

Graphic novel display at the Palo Alto Library, CA. Danièle Archambault

Graphic novel display at the Palo Alto Library, CA. Danièle 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

Send me your questions by email

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. 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.

 

Graphic Memoir Workshop in San Francisco. Register now!

A Graphic memoir workshop with Danièle Archambault. Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.

Everybody has a story to tell! Graphic Memoir workshop on October 21 and 28!

Description

Over the course of two afternoons, this graphic memoir workshop will introduce you to the art of preserving the significant moments in your life in a new and exciting way.

First, we will explore the work of graphic memoir authors like Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer-prize winningMaus) and Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis). This will lead to a practical introduction to this rich form of storytelling, which combines visual and writing techniques. You will then start developing your own unique story in your own personal style.

Don’t worry! You don’t need to have a background or special talent in art or in literature! Just come with your stories (funny or sad), your special memories, or your personal reflections on life.

This workshop is for beginners to advanced students.

When: Sunday, October 21 and Sunday 28, 1 to 4 pm

Where: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Number: Maximum 12 students.

Minimum age: 18 years old

Price: $50 general; $40 CAM members.

Registration: Advance enrollment for this class is required. Please visit this website for ticketing: http://guestlistapp.com/events/124527