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.
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 explore the work of graphic memoir authors like Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer-prize winningÂ Maus) and Marjane SatrapiÂ (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.Â Do you want to preserve the memory of the significant moments in your life, in a special and exciting new way? Start writing aÂ graphic memoir. Or maybe you have a great idea for aÂ work of fiction?
No special background required
Donâ€™t worry! You donâ€™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 fun and relaxed atmosphere.
When?Â Tuesday nights, 7 to 9 PM. February 5 to March 13.
Where?Â Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
Registration?Â Register onlineÂ or in person at the Palo Alto Art Center.
Registration starts Nov. 30 for Palo Alto residents and Dec. 7 for non-residents.
Information?Â Art Center (650) 329-2366 OR