Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Visual Storytelling - comics evening course - Autumn 2015

The Visual Storytelling night classes are happening again for Autumn 2015.

Two locations this time - Dublin and Galway - both 8 weeks x 2 hour classes:

Galway at the Galway Arts Centre and beginning on Tuesday 15th September from 7-9pm and continuing each following Tuesday night.

UPDATE 22nd September: Dublin session is postponed this term - email me at philip dot barrett at gmail dot com (dot = .   at = @) to receive information about future classes.

Students will learn the basics of comic storytelling and each create their own multi-page, black and white story for inclusion in a class anthology, a copy of which they will receive at the final class.

The focus will be on storytelling through words and pictures with an emphasis on personal and autobiographical work. The class does not require previous drawing experience though it will include hints and tips on cartooning, design and other related visual skills.

Each class will include hands-on practical exercises as well as ‘homework’ for the following weeks. Materials will be provided for the first class.

See the work from the Autumn 2014 round of the course here.
See the work from the Spring 2014 round of the course here.

Just to note this is a mixed levels class - from beginners up to intermediate. I'm confident most participants will get something out if the class but if you've already done previous comics work (or are even remotely interested) it's well worth checking out the excellent Comics Lab who have regular monthly meetings in Dublin. Likewise the Dublin Comic Jam which also meets regularly. And indeed the Galway Pub Scrawl which meets fortnightly.

Signing up

Galway (8 weeks x 2hrs = €90)

To reserve a place contact reception at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, phone 091 565886 or email info@galwayartscentre.ie before Monday 14th September. Book online at the Galway Arts Centre website here.

Email me directly for any questions - philip dot barrett at gmail dot com (dot = .   at = @).