Visual Storytelling: Graphic novel, Illustration and more. Fall 2015
For Fall 2015, the full 10-week Graphic Novel and Illustration class is back at the Palo Alto Art Center. The class will now run from 7 to 9:30 PM. We will do more writing and drawing exercises, and students will get more time to work on their own project.
The class runs from Sept.15 to Nov. 17, Tuesday nights, 7 to 9:30 PM.
Registration has already started for Palo Alto residents. Non-residents can register starting on Aug. 28.
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.