Our workshop marathon continued with time spent creating pages three and four of memoir comics. I’m noticing that for some (most) students, this is super productive time. Many stay for the full class length, which surprises but pleases me. Other students find this time less productive. Creative processes vary, so I understand this. All that matters in my estimation is that the work is getting done, and that they are giving it their best effort, which every student truly seems to be doing.
Very much looking forward to presentation of (at least) four page student memoir projects on May 14th.
Between classes I was at the University of Utah Medical School, teaching for two days in Dr. Gretchen Case‘s course, Art in Medicine. Her fourth-year medical students did a condensed version of my five session Northwestern seminar. Their drawings were insightful and their feedback was that the classes were a good experience. The quote on the screen behind me is from Ivan Brunetti’s Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice, and reads, “The deepest realizations from from the daily practice of drawing. It is the pencil that teaches best.”
Didn’t have much time for sightseeing, but enjoyed seeing what I did of Salt Lake City and environs. Love the mountains.