UCDA Workshop: The Art of Visual Storytelling
A NOTE FROM THE WORKSHOP HOST
As I’m sure all of you know, Santa Rosa and many other nearby communities are experiencing devastating fires. The city of Santa Rosa has been hit especially hard and the museum is on the outskirts of an area that has been completely leveled by the fast-moving fires.
Thankfully, the Schulz Museum was not destroyed but it is currently closed indefinitely while the area attempts to regain some sense of normalcy. We will likely be open to the public soon but the neighborhood will be in the clean-up and rebuilding phase for months. Because of the traumatic events of the past week, we need to postpone the workshop until a future date.
I’m truly disappointed that I won’t be able to spend a fun and energizing day with you at the museum. We were all looking forward to having you visit us and we sincerely hope we'll be together here another time. Thank you for your understanding.
UCDA Member and Workshop Host
Museum Store Coordinator at the Charles M. Schulz Museum
You’re skilled at telling the story of your college or university… now take a day to play with a different kind of storytelling, surrounded by the world’s largest collection of original art by Charles Schulz.
The Art of Visual Storytelling at the Charles M. Schulz Museum will be a day of sketching and playing with ideas. We will not be using digital devices for our project… ALL levels of drawing ability are welcome! This is designed to be a fun, creative retreat and while drawing skills are a plus, it’s your creative conceptualizing that will make for an inspiring and energizing day together. Our workshop will be led by Paige Braddock, Creative Director of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates and author of the acclaimed comic strip, Jane’s World. (See bio below)
Before the workshop, participants will receive a list of 6 “idea starters” from Paige. You’ll be asked to choose one of the ideas and come to the workshop with a 4- to 8-panel story based on your selected concept. (Additional details will be sent after you register). We’ll share our work as a group and discuss the key concepts of visual storytelling. During the afternoon session, you’ll have the chance to continue working on your story or choose a different idea to work with. After the workshop, all the projects will be reproduced in booklet form and you’ll each receive a copy. Our book cover will be an original drawing by Paige Braddock.
Please plan to bring your story on paper, plus your favorite sketching tools. We’ll provide additional paper, pencils, markers, etc. for your use.
The Charles M. Schulz Museum is located in Santa Rosa, California, in the heart of wine country. Just 60 miles north of San Francisco and less than 30 miles from the coast, it’s the perfect location to add a few vacation days to your travel plans.
Photos by DJ Ashton and Rick Samuels courtesy of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center
Additional information will be available soon.
Welcome and Continental Breakfast
Tour of the Charles M. Schulz Museum
Workshop Introduction by Paige Braddock
Introduction, warm-up assignment, discussion on visual storytelling, work on projects
Lunch provided at the Warm Puppy Café
Continue working on projects
Presentation of Participant Projects and Wrap-up
Group Dinner (optional)
A group dinner will be available for those who are interested. (Not included in the cost of the workshop)
REGISTRATION FEES (all prices in USD)
|UCDA Professional, Associate, or Faculty Member||Partner Member||Non-Member||Student|
|Register before October 1||$75||$100||$125||$50|
||UCDA Professional, Associate, or Faculty Member||Partner Member||Non-Member||Student|
|Register after October 1||$100||$125||$150||
See UCDA's cancellation policy.
Paige Braddock is the Creative Director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. She has illustrated several Peanuts children’s books. Paige is the designer behind the Snoopy U.S. postage stamp issued in April 2001. In 2015, she began publishing her own line of graphic novels for children with Andrews McMeel Publishing titled, Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue and Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror.
In 2008, Braddock co-created a line of science-fiction graphic novels with writer Jason McNamara titled, The Martian Confederacy. Two volumes are available in print.
Paige’s long-running comic strip, Jane's World, was the first gay-themed work to receive online distribution by a national media syndicate in the U.S. Daily installments of Jane's World appear on GoComics. There are currently 11 volumes of the comic strip in print. Braddock published the first novel inspired by the comic series, Jane's World: The Case of the Mail Order Bride, in June 2016 with Bold Strokes Books.