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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. It’s all about graphic novels!

A display wall for the Graphic novel class.

Today, I started working on the display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. Quite an exciting project! The wall is 25 ft. wide by 7 ft. hight. It also features a window display.

And it’s all about graphic novels! There will be some artwork from my graphic novels and some of my students’ work as well. Samples of tools and techniques will be featured in the window display. Finally, on one end of the wall, there will be an interactive section where people will be able to test their knowledge of the world of graphic novels.

My Graphic novel class starts on February 5. Click here for registration and information

Display wall. A work in progress.

Display wall Palo Alto-Art Center. A white canvas...

Display wall Palo Alto-Art Center. A white canvas…

 

Display Wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. After penciling,  I start inking.

Display Wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. After penciling, I start inking.

 

The display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. In the afternoon, I start adding some color... Not done, yet.

The display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center. In the afternoon, I start adding some color… Not done, yet.