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David Weitzman

David Weitzman

David Weitzman

David Weitzman

David Weitzman

David Weitzman

Instructor: David Weitzman
THE TELLING LINE:
TURNING ART INTO STORIES

May 12–14, 2017 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
SP17FA511
All levels

 

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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION
As artists we are used to producing singular works. Now we are going to take our art a step further, creating a stream of images that tell a story – with or without words.

We’ll begin by enlarging our sense of the book, looking at many of the possible forms beyond the bound, codex book – flip books, fan fold, concertina, collage and montage books, artists’ books, cloth books, origami books, comic books, scrolls, overlays, and pop-up books.

We’ll page through illustrated books from America, Europe, and Asia. And we’ll ask ourselves “What am I experiencing when I turn these pages?” Recognizing that the page is an alternative space apart from any other reality, we’ll realize, too, that anything can happen on a page, that just turning to the next page can lead to surprises, discovery, shock, and adventure.

All the time while thinking about the book we’d like to make, we’ll begin making thumbnail sketches, and storyboards, creating a narrative in a sequence of words and images, talking about pages and spreads, conscious now of visual flow, pacing, cadence, rhythm, creating space-time sequences. We’ll look at comic book techniques for speeding up and slowing down time. There will be lots of tools and materials at hand to make dummy books.

Throughout we will be considering the practical aspects of book design–illustration techniques, formats and trim sizes, media and materials, typography (language in visual form), fitting the words around, over, and into the art, using digital photography, photocopiers and the creative process.

The goal of the class is to have everyone go home with a unique, wonderful book of their own making.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
DAVID WEITZMAN’s 20 books of historical narrative and fiction written and illustrated over the last 40 years have received numerous awards including a Bronze Medal at The International Book Design Exhibition, Leipzig, Germany, a PEN Book Award, an Association of Children’s Librarians Distinguished Book Award, American Library Association Notable Book, and the Children’s Africana Book Award. His illustrations have been included in American Institute of Graphic Arts Exhibitions, in anthologies and collections of books for young readers, and shown in galleries, libraries, and museums all over the country. You can page through his books, read reviews and view a more detailed curriculum vitae on his website.

Visit David Weitzman's website


TUITION & FEES
Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.


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