Solving Problems with Media

FIND SOLUTIONS AND UP YOUR GAME WITH A LEGENDARY ARTIST.

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TAKE YOUR ART TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH INDUSTRY RELEVANT INFORMATION.

Use of materials is essential for establishing mood and emotion. This is critical in all facets of visual story telling. It is vital to create a visual feel for your imagery that is appropriate for the subject you are depicting. This is especially true for projects that have multiple visuals such as, graphic novels, comics, and Illustrated books that must convey a mood or emotion through multiple images. Individual paintings and illustrations can depict a mood or emotion establish by the use of media. For example; a portrait might convey a mood or emotion based on the choice of and attitude in which the materials are used. The concept of an illustration could be as simple as the mood or emotion that it depicts, the choice and use of media is essential for creating the mood and emotion.   

Through use of life experience, observation, sketchbook, research, photography and studio practices George will demonstrate his journey on creating a visual direction and look for a narrative or non-narrative body of work. George will show examples of previous projects and give demonstration on use of materials. Students will choose a direction for their assignment, either narrative or non-narrative and be given explanation on how to develop from process through completion. Emphasis will be placed on media exploration and establishing a visual solution for the project. The workshop is available for streaming for up to 1 year after purchase. 

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THE ASSIGNMENT

Students will be challenged to create a visual solution that conveys a mood, emotion or action. 

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DISCOVER TONE

George will demonstrate the journey he takes with materials to set the tone for a body of work or single image.

3.

ESTABLISH EMOTION

The emphasis establishes the mood, emotion or action with media. Students choose the topic, medium, scale and dimensions.

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Session 1

LECTURE & ASSIGNMENT

  • Presentation of George Pratt’s work (Graphic Novels, Covers, Paintings and Drawings)
  • Lecture on his working process
  • Demonstration with media
  • An assignment and demonstration on how to proceed.

Session 2

GUIDANCE & DEMO

  • Learn from previous students' projects as George Pratt and John English critique their work. 
  • Additional demonstration by George Pratt is presented during this session.

Session 3

REVIEW & CRITIQUE

  • Review and critique finished assignment.
  • The critique process is an extremely valuable element of the learning process.
  • On-demand attendees do not receive a critique.

About George Pratt

George Pratt is an award-winning painter, writer, photographer. His work is in numerous private collections world wide. He is a recipient of the Eisner Award for his graphic novels, a Spectrum Gold Medal, and Best Feature Documentary at the New York International Independent Film Festival for the documentary film "See You In Hell, Blind Boy". 

George was honored to be included in Walt Reed’s book The Illustrator in America 1860 – 2000. He was also awarded a Gold Medal in the Spectrum Awards of 2002 and has had his work exhibited many times at the Society of Illustrators in New York. George Pratt is a full time instructor at Ringling College of Art & Design.