Graphic Novels, Real Life Stories - An Introduction with Ottilie Hainsworth
Draw and write your life.
For inspiration we will look at graphic novels, including graphic memoir, reportage, diaries, "graphic medicine" and "autofictionalbiography". Working in sketchbook/diaries you'll be guided through weekly drawing tasks. You'll experiment with mixed media and different ways of mark making, alongside creative writing exercises based on your life and from your imagination, towards developing a voice and visual language of your own with which to create stories from your life. The result will be a unique sketchbook/diary.
Basic materials including a sketchbook will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring additional art materials if they wish
Days: 9 Monday mornings
Dates: 2 October - 11 December (no class 16 & 23 October)
Room: Red room
Ottilie Hainsworth graduated from Glasgow School of Art and gained an MA RCA in illustration in 1994. She has taught drawing in various forms to adults and children for many years in different places including Evolution Arts, Glasgow School of Art and Phoenix Brighton. She enjoys creating comics about her every day life, and her work is included in "Brighton-The Graphic Novel". Ottilie's first graphic novel "Talking to Gina" is due to be published by Myriad Editions in September 2017.
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