Here’s a short and entertaining screencast of a talk I gave recently to show off some student work from a 4-day workshop based on the principle of “exercises in style.” I explain the background (Bach to Queneau to myself) and then walk you through the examples of the five variations done by my (excellent) students.
Would you like me to do an “exercises in style” workshop at your institution? Please get in touch.
If you’re a teacher you will see that this is essentially an illustrated lesson plan and you should feel free to use it as such.
This workshop took place in April of 2016 at the Lucerne School of Art & Design and was organized by the Fumetto International Comics Festival. The symposium Drawing as Language and How Comics Artists Teach It was organized by the LSAD and hosted in the wonderfully named Maskenliebhabersaal, The Hall of Those Who Have A Love for Masks. I’d like to warmly thank Jana Jakoubek of Fumetto and Pierre Thomé of LSAD and their teams for a rich and enjoyable week.
Bonus feature: I arranged the main theme of Bach’s Art of the Fugue for guitar in the style of a Luiz Bonfá ballad (think “Manhá de Carnaval”) and performed it for the opening and closing credits.