Workshop | Visual Storytelling

By Debbie Millman | Design Matters


Place | Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
Dates | 13 April 2017
Duration | 19:10 - 22:10

Skill Level | Anyone and Everyone. 

Description | Visual Storytelling is the art of using language and images to convey a narrative account of real and imagined events. Historically, humans have used this sharing of experience to pass on knowledge, beliefs, values, secrets and information. Through stories we explain how things are, why they are, and our role and purpose. Stories are the building blocks of knowledge and the foundation of memory and learning. Stories connect us with our humanness and link past, present, and future by sharing all of the possible consequences and outcomes of our behavior and actions. 

Visual Storytelling combines the narrative text of a story with the creative elements to augment and enhance the traditional storytelling process. By design, it is a co-creative process resulting in an intimate, interpretive, expressive technique. Our ancestors as far back as the cave man have been using visual stories to document and record experiences. Today, the visualization of our personal stories is an integral and essential part of the human experience. 

Effective visual storytelling is a remarkable art form. In this one-day collaborative and interactive workshop, artist and writer Debbie Millman will work with you to explore the art of telling a story through a unique combination of images and words. In this workshop, you will investigate the ability stories have to honor the diversity and commonality of our collective human experience. 

The workshop will result in the creation of a visual story for each Participant. 

Key Takeaways
• Work to define and refine the basic narrative structure of a story
• Plot the visual arc of a story
• Create the visual language of your story
• Create your own Visual Story

Workshop Preparations
• Create a first draft of a story or essay of approximately 500 - 900 words to bring to the workshop
• Bring creative tools you would like to use to visually express your story (eg: paint, canvases, boards, colored pencils, crayons, chalk, chalkboard, yarn, thread, fabric, paper, journals, photographs etc). 
• For examples, please look at “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” by Debbie Millman.


189 USD

Earlybird Discounted Workshop Ticket |

325 USD

Workshop Ticket at the Door |

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