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This Week in Graphic Novel

This week in Graphic Novel, artists learned principles of character development, narrative, perspective, and color design while towards their final project — their very own comic splash page. Students studied artists Alison Bechdel, Chris Ware, Ralph McQuarrie, and Brian Froud, as well as Star Wars, fantasy forests, and how nature can be embedded in human form. One student named their characters COVID and Ebola and related it to current events — both funny and insightful at the same time! View the students’ online exhibition of work here and view a short film compiled by Teaching Artist Jacob Hicks below.

Summer Art Colony continues online through August.

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  • Drawing and Painting online art camp was a hit this week. On Wednesday, students painted their renditions of diverse frog species while learning about the rainforest and the animals that call this environment home. Towards the end of the… Read more

  • Summer Art Colony is in full swing with Claymation Masters this week. Students watched clips from Nick Park's Wallace and Gromit and discussed how the animator used facial expressions and body language to communicate emotions and tell… Read more

  • As Illustration camp came to an end, students attempted to illustrate music — one student, Vera, stated that the hit song from Frozen “sounded like the ocean" while Ariana expressed that the song of the… Read more

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