Adult Masterclass: Telling Visual Stories from Life

Learn how to use stories from real life as inspiration for visual narratives and comics.

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From autobiography to reportage, we will look at how to translate the real world onto the page in stunning pictures.

Whether it’s a family story, a memory you want to capture or a part of history you’d like to show in a new light, learn how to turn life into pictures with the expert guidance of comic creator Karrie Fransman, one of the artists in Journeys Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis.

Come with a story you’d like to tell or with nothing but an open mind and prepared to be inspired!

About the tutor: 

Karrie Fransman is a comic creator. Her comics have been published in The Guardian, The Times, Time Out, the BBC, The New Statesman and by The Arts Council. She published two graphic novels with Penguin Random House; The House That Groaned, and the award winning Death of the Artist. She developed an award winning comic, Over, Under, Sideways, Down about an Iranian teenage refugee, for The British Red Cross, created an installation for the British Council and Southbank Centre and was commissioned to make a Selves Portrait for an exhibition with Manchester Art Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. She has spoken and run workshops worldwide for organisations including The Guardian Masterclasses, TEDx, Central Saint Martins, Oxford University, The Hay Festival, The Big Draw, House of Illustration and The British Library, and presented her work worldwide from Russia to Bangladesh, Lebanon and Mexico. Find our more


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Adult Ticket with Gift Aid£49.50 £49.50
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