Date: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Online - TBA
Instructor: 
Kriota Willberg
Available Seats: 
Stay tuned for pre-registration for October 2021

Graphic Medicine in a Pandemic

In this workshop, we use comics-making to process and communicate our experiences of the life-changing COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by contemporary and historical art and comics about health and disease, we will investigate elements of epidemiology that resonate with our personal knowledge, beliefs, and observations of COVID-19’s impact on our lives. Through drawing, writing, reflection, and critique, we will practice methods of graphic narrative-making that contextualize and communicate the world’s transition to a “new normal.” Participants will be expected to produce comics/visual art narratives and participate in critique sessions. Homework will be assigned. Participants must have competency in basic drawing techniques - able to draw and ready to develop these skills. This course is therefore recommended for those studying art, design, illustration, animation, or medical illustration. and those with an interest in medicine, medical humanities, or graphic medicine.

This workshop will be offered again in October, 2021. See the "News" section for a video of work from the class this fall and some additional background from instructor Kriota Willbrg about the workshop. You can also  contact the Center for Engaged Storycraft director Laura Shackelford at Lxsgla@rit.edu with any questions.