Graphic journalism workshop / Oficina de jornalismo gráfico

Graphic journalism workshop / Oficina de jornalismo gráfico

During the past few weekends, Eduardo Salavisa, sketcher, and Alexandra Prado Coelho, journalist, have been teaching a graphic journalism workshop in Museu Bordalo Pinheiro in Lisboa. The workshop is inspired on the weekly column "Crónica Urbana" printed in Público, where a journalist writes a chronicle to be coupled with a sketch done on site by an illustrator. Durante os últimos fins-de-semana, o Eduardo Salavisa, desenhador, e a Alexandra Prado Coelho, jornalista, têm estado a leccionar uma oficina de jornalismo gráfico no Museu Bordalo Pinheiro em Lisboa. A oficina é inspirada na coluna semanal "Crónica Urbana" do Público, em que um jornalista escreve uma…Read more
Bué da Fish

Bué da Fish

The odd name chosen for the sketching workshop held last week at Giv Lowe gallery, in the bowels of Lisboa, has to do with the crossover between pop culture and popular traditions that illustrator and comic book artist Nuno Saraiva so often portrays in his work. O estranho nome da oficina de desenho dada na semana passada na galeria Giv Lowe, nas entranhas de Lisboa, teve a ver com o cruzamento entre cultura pop e tradições populares em que o ilustrador e autor de banda desenhada Nuno Saraiva tão frequentemente retrata no seu…Read more
Learn to teach

Learn to teach

March was a month invested in education. I enrolled in a Certified Pedagogy Course that enables its graduates to become certified instructors. It starts out by everyone preparing and doing a 10-minute long presentation on any subject they feel comfortable with. Everyone gets to see the presentation recordings and comment on them. Afterwards, the class embarks on a month-long voyage exploring several subjects on pedagogic and evaluating techniques, on digital assets, on establishing goals and learning how to empathize with different kinds of classes and individual students. Each module adds a little bit of knowledge…Read more
Lisbon sketching tour

Lisbon sketching tour

A couple of friends traveled all the way from Istanbul with their multi-national art class, for a few days' field trip to Lisboa. I was honored to be invited as an instructor in a 3-hour sketching workshop/tour around the old squares of the capital's downtown. It was one of those rainy April days, and neither one of the sketching stops I had planned were sheltered. I had to resort to a sketchy (pun intended) plan B. We took shelter wherever we could and altered the route just enough so that we'd be a little bit more comfortable.…Read more
Freedom Revolution Workshop with Marina Grechanik

Freedom Revolution Workshop with Marina Grechanik

This saturday, we had the privilege of having Marina Grechanik from Tel Aviv, in Lisboa, for a Freedom Revolution Workshop. The motto was to sketch the revolution by telling the story of its heroes: the people. We used her favored materials and techniques, and I was deep outside my comfort zone, except in the first warmup sketch. The first challenge was to capture emotions in people's faces, with a quick gesture, with line or with a combination of wash and line. The sketches with less detail seem to be the most successful in…Read more
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