AWA will be at the 6th Annual Health and Wellness Back 2 School Festival at the Columbia Heights Community Center. Enjoy free health screenings, family-friendly fitness demonstrations, workshops, healthy food tasting stations, interactive games and, of course, us! Art Way Alliance will be there with multiple workshops and panels for students of all ages. Artist Bryan Tillman and writer Jordan Clark will be with us with the following workshops:
*Creative Character Design for Narrative Writingwith Bryan Tillman
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Bryan Tillman, author of Focal Press’s Creative Character Design, talks about ways to bridge the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design. Topics include archetypes, color, design,silhouettes, story, and much more.
*Comics in Culture: Crafting Social Issues in Storytelling with Jordan Clark
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Hear from Comic Book Writer Jordan Clark and how he explored social issues using two of his newest projects “Elk Mountain” and “The Black Experience”. This discussion will cover topics like the need for inclusion in storytelling and how to accurately portray different identities.
Times and more information coming soon!