YMA welcomes Visual Arts faculty member Rachel Lee Carman! This year the Visual Arts program at Session 2 will investigate the mediums around Guerilla Art and Graphic Novels. Illustration on the page and art in public spaces will be the focus of our two weeks together.
Through self-publishing/zines students will utilize and develop storytelling skills, illustrating, and layout to produce a graphic novel. Taking our work off the page, we will have the chance to literally “write on the walls.” Our work will take on a life-sized quality as we use wheat paste and print-making to put our work directly onto a gallery wall.
In our process together, we will continuously address our role and responsibilities as artists, activists, and humans. We'll strengthen the role of artistic process over product. While harnessing skills in the visual arts medium, we will also be examining the importance of artistic intention. Guest artists Jason Graham, a spoken-word poet, and print-maker Emmeline Eao will join us on the journey.