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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Imaginary Stories

How can a single image tell us a story? Is there art that can explain the past, present, and future through a static picture? We'll discuss simple ways to make stories (such as including a subject, place, and problem), what elements contribute to narrative (backgrounds, colors, shapes, size, etc.), and how different artists throughout history have used art to tell their stories.

Back in the classroom, students will make and illustrate their own books, using construction paper, colored pencils, heavy-weight drawing paper, and a rubber-band binding. We'll focus on basic aspects of storytelling (such as a beginning, middle, and end) and how to translate their ideas into a graphic form.

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MIcah Litant