From hoarding toilet paper to feelings of loneliness, from talking to our pets to trying to figure out how to stick testing swabs up our noses, the pandemic has brought with it a bunch of unexpected human experiences. In this guided workshop you will draw your own comics to explore what it means to you to be human during COVID-19.
During the session we will explore some examples of #covidcomics — and get you to draw your own. Tips and advice will be offered for how to develop simple storylines, create connective characters and weave evidence-based health information into comics.
This workshop is designed for anyone who enjoys visual arts and wants to learn more about creating comics and sharing them online(Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a virtuoso with pen and ink – stick people are more than welcome!)
This workshop is based on our #covidcomics research project. Throughout the pandemic, both amateur and professional artists have been using comics to document daily life in lockdown, share wellness tips and advice, and help spread vital public health information. As part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project, Bournemouth University have collected and read over 15,000 of these #covidcomics — and learnt a thing or two in the process.
This event is part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 11–20 November 2021. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org.
A zoom link will be emailed to participants after registering.
For further information on this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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