Matt Madden and Jessica Abel Master Workshop begins @ Huntington Museum
Three-day workshop: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. February 26 & 27; 9 a.m. – noon February 28, 2010
Public presentation: Gallery walk with both artists takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2010.
Exhibition: February 20 _ May 23, 2010
Drawing Words & Writing Pictures: A Comics Workshop
Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, Cover, 2008. Courtesy of the artists.
In this intensive workshop, Jessica Abel and Matt Madden teach the principles of comics language — a mixture of drawing, writing, and design all marshaled in the service of storytelling. Making comics requires creators to think fluidly of words and images, to smudge the boundaries, and artfully blend the two usually distinct forms of communication to create a synchronized whole. We truly draw words and write pictures. Drawing words means to think of the letterforms as a part of the visual language of the comic. Writing pictures means to think of the images as carrying meaning much like language does. Comics has been compared to calligraphy in the blending of word and image, and to music notation in the visual notation of time passing and emotion written in ink. Participants will learn how to make comics through a series of short activities and exercises, reading, and finally writing and drawing a one-page comic.
Huntington Museum of Art
2033 McCoy Road
More Info: http://www.hmoa.org/pages/aa-workshops.html
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