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.

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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.

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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 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 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