Dec 05, 2020  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GED 673 - Special Topics: Cultural Narratives: Drawing Visual Diaries

In this course we explore cultural narratives and drawing through the context of the personal diary. By exploring strategies used by graphic novelists from the Middle East and Latin America as well as elements of drawing such as line and value, students will learn how to create their own personal narrative. Students will craft diaries that reflect daily life; they will look at different visual ways  to visually describe specific actions.  By translating text to an image based narrative, complex routines of daily life become accessible to individuals from one culture to another. These visual journals, windows into the lives of real people, can serve as a tool for cross cultural dialogue in the classroom. This course is open to art and classroom teachers with or without drawing experience. Students will need to purchase materials specific to their needs, and have access to the Internet.

Credits: 3 cr.