Story Structure for Visual Artists (Weekend)

This workshop introduces participants to story structures that are at the core of the visual communication industries. This is a fun two-day course that includes plenty of examples from illustration, film, and other visual practices. At the end of the weekend, participants will leave with a solid grounding of what makes a strong story and a compelling plotline — and especially how these work in visual media...

Taught by: Andrea Lioy.

Description

This workshop introduces participants to story structures that are at the core of the visual communication industries. This is a fun two-day course that includes plenty of examples from illustration, film, and other visual practices. At the end of the weekend, participants will leave with a solid grounding of what makes a strong story and a compelling plotline — and especially how these work in visual media. They will be able to apply the knowledge that they get of the course to their own narrative projects and/or create a story structure to keep working on after the end of the course.

Course level All Levels

Who is the course aimed at?
Students of visual arts, film, illustration, advertising. Storytellers across visual media — can also be excellent for writers or students of creative writing who want to explore visual ways of structuring their stories.

What will I take away from the course?
Structural models of storytelling applied to image making — get an understanding of how flexible, creative and fun, story structures can be.

Key topics on the course will include

  • The Hero’s Journey and the Heroine’s Journey as basic narrative structures
  • Contamination and cross-pollination between the two models

What will I achieve?
Following completion of the course, you will be able to create a story structure to apply to your own personal projects — as well as a library of exercises to continue to creatively apply structural models to their ideas.

This course includes
A theoretical introduction with hands-on exercises selected by the course convenor on the basis of the participants’ creative practice


Tutor information

Andrea was a playwright for the Italian market and worked on musical theatre productions such as “La Via Del Cuore” (The Way Your Heart Goes) and “Anima” in the nineties. Towards the end of the decade he moved to Paris where he collaborated on a number of mime theatre projects, such as “Le Baron Rouge” (The Red Baron) and “Frankenstein: Le Reve De Mary” (Frankenstein: Mary’s Dream) with Theatre Espace Imaginaire and Diagonal Theatre. He has worked with students who are interested in narrative, running the writing workshop on the GCD Programme at CSM, and supporting students in editing and self-publishing 5 anthologies of their stories (publications available on request). He started teaching at CSM on the BA Graphic Design and MA Communication Design courses in 2000.


Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Note-taking materials
  • Your own creative tools including, paper, pens, pencils, computer, etc

Recommended  reading:
* Joseph Campbell: The Hero with a Thousand Faces
* Maureen Murdock: The Heroine’s Journey\u2028
* Bruce Block: The Visual Story. Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media
* Martin Salisbury: Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
03/12/2016 - 04/12/2016Saturday and Sunday10:00 - 16:002 Days£295Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
18/03/2017 - 19/03/2017Saturday and Sunday10:00 - 16:002 Days£295Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket