Drawing Series: Visual Storytelling
Bring your imagination! Learn to draw and tell sequential stories.

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$15 Gift Certificate

Take 3 KAN classes in 2023 and receive a $15 gift certificate redeemable towards a future KAN class or on a 1-year KAN membership.

Cancellation Policy

With 7 days notice, we will offer a credit or refund. With less than 7 days but at least 48 hours notice, we will offer a credit. Otherwise, no refund or credit will be given, including if a student does not attend. We thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Gov't Protocols

KAN will be following protocols regarding COVID-19 that are in place at the time this class occurs.

Drawing Series: Visual Storytelling is a series of four two-hour classes devoted to cartooning, comic art, and sequential storytelling.

Learning to Look:  Our study will begin with a simple “thumbnail” sketch that transforms into a single-panel drawing, illustrating a descriptive event. From there, we will learn about the framework and components needed to create a sequential story and expand our narrative to use multiple panels.

We will learn about the Elements of Design (shape/form, space, form, line, tone/value, and perspective) and the Elements of Composition (balance, rhythm, pattern, emphasis, contrast, unity, and movement) and how they aid in creating dynamic scenes and emotional triggers for a reader.

Class lessons will include the following:

  • ongoing study to improve drawing skills
  • ongoing study of perspective (1-pt, 2-pt, 3D shapes, aerial). With the addition of viewpoints (close-up, bird’s, foreground etc.) for the purpose of dynamic storytelling
  • basic storytelling devices and designs, i.e. what is a story arc?
  • dynamic line of action/action shots for scene and character design
  • panel layout design and creating movement from panel to panel
  • short art historical slide presentations

Learn something new. Improve your skills. Wow yourself!

Dates:

The class is held on Monday evenings:

May 29
June 5, 12, 19

Class:

Level: Open to all. Some basic drawing knowledge is helpful.
Ages: Adult
Maximum size: 10
Available seats: 8
We do accept names for a waiting list.

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Materials/Fees:

Bring your imagination!

Additional materials list will be emailed after registration. These materials may be purchased in class.

Artist: M-J Kelley

M-J is a classically trained figurative artist with advanced training in cartooning, comic art, and sequential storytelling. Her work focuses on hand-drawn fine art, wildlife illustration, surreal, anthropomorphic landscapes, and comic art. Her work may be viewed at M-J Kelley Studio.

And now more from the Drawing Series…

In addition to this class are two other drawing classes:

Drawing Series (Basic)
Drawing Series: Figurative Study

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