This workshop, led by artist Marie Sahy, will explore how we can engage with the medium of the graphic novel to express emotions. During the session, we will explore ideas using speech bubbles and panels. Each participant will go home with a page of their own experimental graphic novel. You do not need to have previous experience to join the workshop.
All materials will be provided. Free to attend, booking required.
Marie Sahy is a visual artist and graphic novelist from Vevey, Switzerland. She studied for a BA in Fine Art at the édhéa, in Sierre (CH). Last year, she graduated with a MA in Fine Art from the University of Brighton, receiving a high distinction for her essay on How fiction fuels contemporary art? that took the form of a graphic novel. Her work explores how she can bring this medium into the context of an art gallery. Having grown up in Switzerland, she was immersed in the Franco-Belgian culture of bande dessinée. Then, through more experimental graphic novels, she discovered a rich potential for expression. Often punctuated with humour and cynicism, her work addresses themes such as existentialism and feminism. She takes inspiration from her own personal life, creating scenes which allow her to comment on the world around her.