Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Art of Storytelling in Siem Reap

Calling Siem Reap writers and artists of all modalities! Join a series of creativity workshops with creative writing tutor Jan Cornall at 1961 Co working and Artspace, March 10 -15, 5-7pm. Develop a new work or get valuable feedback on a current project.Recharge your creativity,  re-energise your creative practice and set goals for project completion. Free or by affordable donation. See in particular on March 12, 5-7 pm : The Visual Art Of Story Telling with guest tutor Illustrator and comic artist Louie Joyce. 
Jan has been teaching writing and creativity in the Asia Pacific region for the last decade. She holds an MA in Cultural and Creative Practice (UWS) and leads writing and creativity retreats and workshops in Bali, Fiji, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, Morocco, Bhutan. Jan was last in Siem Reap running workshops in 2102. For bookings and more info contact Jan Cornall: jnana@ozemail.com.au

Louie's workshop will take place from 5-7 pm at 1961 Co working and Artspace, 211 Osaphear St, Upper West Riverside, Siem Reap.

 Louie has been drawing since he was a kid, and at the age of fifteen taught himself Photoshop and joined the online artist community Deviant Art,  where he learned many other useful techniques. He went on to complete a Diploma of Animation at an arts college in Sydney, worked as a graphic designer for a few years,  then finely honed his skills while studying Design and Illustration at the renowned Design School in Enmore, Sydney. Since then he has worked on commissions, comics, indie publishing, film and in the corporate sector.

Louie's work focuses strongly on narratives and experimenting with different techniques of graphic storytelling. His short comic The Corner Store nominated for a 2014 Ledger Award and won the Ace Comics & Games 2013 Best Short Australian Comic prize.

The workshop will include:
- a brief history of the evolution of comics.
- the relationship between characters and images and the use of storyboarding as a story telling device.
- how to think visually and compose images and narratives.
- the power of comic books/graphic novels and why they are such an effective storytelling medium.
- the collaborative nature of comic book creation, the relationship between writer and artist.
-  a look at what the future holds, new formats and new ways to tell stories.

Check out his work process videos here
Louie is available for illustration work, book covers and more. louiejoyce.art@gmail.com