DURING ARTS WEEK! (register here)
Picture books aren’t just for kids! Research shows that the human brain learns information more effectively when it is presented visually.
This week, Karl Gude, expert storyteller and former graphics director at Newsweek, helps us visualize the world around us, including our innermost thoughts and feelings, using drawings, maps, charts, and other tools to tell all kinds of stories. Gude’s energetic and humorous teaching style helps us shed our apprehensions as we learn simple shortcuts to draw people, perspectives, clouds, and a host of other objects with ease.
We practice sketching out narratives, scribbling and splashing imagery, real and imagined, onto blank surfaces using markers, colored pencils, paint, cut paper, and even dirt and twigs. Through group murals, a treasure hunt, dance, personal mind maps, and other fun exercises, we let loose our inner child and tap into the universal language of images to tell effective, and often hilarious, stories.