Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Marshall Vandruff Sequential Art workshop hosted by 3Kicks Fine Art Studio

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Sequential Art Course with Marshall Vandruff
Atelier Marchant
Friday thru Sunday
Aug. 6th-8th 11am-6pm each day
Cost: $295
Hosted by 3Kicks Fine Art Studio
55 Waverly Dr. Suite #109
Pasadena, CA 91105

This course is for anyone who tells stories with pictures. We begin with the old wisdom about what makes a character interesting and a story worth telling, then we get into how to compose and arrange pictures to make a story emotionally powerful. Whether you are designing shots for a film, pages for a children's book, or panels for a graphic novel, you have two problems: making the story clear, and bringing it to life. We will study how great masters of pictorial storytelling use their craft to move an audience's emotions.
Click here to sign up or to check if this course is now open for registration.
This is a three-day Intensive course

Development Types, Casting,
Complexity & Transitions
Development Structure, Unity, Reversals,
Tension & Timing
Shot Design Camera, Image, Shot Structure,
Clarity & Impact
I've taught this course over thirty times at Laguna College of Art & Design and (formerly) at Cal State Fullerton. I've also taught it to the cinematic team at Blizzard Entertainment. This is a boiled-down version of the course for professionals and beginners. The sessions will be packed with instruction, so be prepared to learn.
The first sessions are a concentrated, foundational course on storytelling. The final sessions are a concentrated course in sequential shot design. I will explain some differences between various media, such as illustrated books, graphic novels, comic strips and films, but I will emphasize the fundamental discipline behind them all: how to tell the story with pictures, not words.
Bring a sketchpad and a mechanical pencil or pen or some other non-messy point media. No charcoal or dusty media or anything that leaves shavings.

Call Matthew Marchant @ 661.350.1579 to register. Or email

Marshall's workshops are very popular so register soon! It will fill fast...

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