Draw Me a Story: Visualising the Written Word

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Draw Me a Story: Visualising the Written Word

50.00

Sunday, March 24th, 2019
1 – 4pm

Class Size limited to 8  (teenage to adult)

Learn the illustrator’s art of presenting a story in pictures, challenging the viewer to think past the obvious images in the text, lyric or poem.

Bring an idea to work with! (Short texts will be provided for those who prefer to work with a surprise subject)

No drawing skills required, stick figures and or photos and collage can be used.

If you have materials you would like to use, bring them with you. Pen, pencil, and colored pencils will be provided for sharing, and each person will be provided with the board on which to do sequential images.

This is an exercise in visual thinking and delving into how the word can make us feel, and what the illustrator can make us see.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Lynn has been an illustrator for over 30 years, working on projects as varied as product advertising to greeting card design and book illustration.  

Her medium is watercolor and colored pencil.

She strives to create art that evokes wonder and invites one to venture into a fantastic world, inspired by an array of fabulous picture books from her youth, including vintage works by Warwick Goble, Kay Nielsen and Errol LeCain,  

The greatest, and most apparent influence on Lynn’s work remains Medieval Illuminated manuscripts. Fanciful borders filled with strange and wonderful foliage and creatures feature prominently in her work. Focusing on the animal form whenever possible, she fashions a glimpse into another world with a contemporary take on the Medieval style.

Lynn was chosen to illustrate a recent series of retellings of classic Fairy Tales, including the recently published “CInderella” because of her "Old World" approach to illumination, and the unique perspective she was able to bring to each story. These books can be found at HathawayHouseBooks.com

More information about Lynn and her work can be found at lynnmcclain.com.

 

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