Explore the possibilities of writing for fun and publication. Practice specific writing skills that enhance descriptive language usage, storytelling and exposition. Classroom activities include discussion of styles, grammar usage, and imagery as well as the art of writing for fun. This is an individualized course designed to meet the needs of the beginning or advanced writer. Expect weekly assignments for critique.
This course focuses on understanding the medium of film regarding mise-en-scène, character dialogue, and the story arc. Significant emphasis is placed on character development, film treatments, the use of conflict, multiple storylines, high concept vs. low concept storytelling, and "the pitch."
Whether you've been writing poems for a while or are new to the art, this class is for you. In a supportive environment, we'll explore poetry in many of its forms--from the traditional to the surprising--with lots of hands-on activities, in-class writing opportunities and vibrant discussions. Writing poetry can help writers of all genres become more creative, concise and in touch with language. Dust off your notebook and join in the fun and adventure of writing poetry.
In this class, we will look at the history of children's literature and discuss strategies and approaches used in making narrative, conceptual and wordless books. We will examine traditional and digital techniques and discuss how technology is changing the children's book market. Through lectures, slideshows and demonstrations, students will learn how a book is produced from start to finish. During studio time students will take their stories or concepts from thumbnails to dummy book form and produce two finished illustrations in their choice of medium.