Jun 25, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue

VPAS 651 Visual Storytelling Techniques for Educators

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Consider narrative concepts as conveyed or enhanced through visual images. Using primarily museum and art history resources, as well as selected children’s books, participants consider how images convey meaning themselves or are used in conjunction with text to tell stories. Look at the works of illustrators such as Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle, Faith Ringgold and Beatrix Potter to discuss the relationship of image with text. Study works by artists Henri Matisse, Edward Hopper, Henri Rousseau, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, whose work contains strong narrative elements to explore how images alone can convey a story. Discover studio projects, presentations and hands-on exercises that can be replicated directly to help students increase their visual literacy skills and enhance learning. Use museum resources as a primary teaching tool with visits to the Rosenbach Museum and Library and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Designed primarily for K-8 classroom teachers, as well as those teaching art, English or language arts; open to all with an interest in visual storytelling.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.