Visual-Rhetoric-Workshop-with-Courtney-Larson-30

Visual Rhetoric

4 WEEK WORKSHOP begins 2/8
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WITH INSTRUCTOR

Courtney Larson

Remember the best story you have ever heard? Maybe it was the bedtime story your mother told when you were little, a popular TED talk you watched on YouTube, or the way your partner tells the story of when you two first met. What makes that story so powerful?  We will examine the tools needed to express ideas and emotion visually. By analyzing literature and art, we will construct a new language for dynamic storytelling and the relationship between our mind’s eye and the camera. This class will develop your ability to integrate various storytelling approaches, create single frame stories and photo essays, compose an effective communication strategy, and offer new tools for emphasizing the moments.

$300
with interactive instructor guidance and weekly assignment feedback
$150
view-only access to study at your own pace

“This course taught me all of what I needed to know to start incorporating storytelling in my work and to see it and evaluate it in other people’s images.”

– MARIANA
WEEKLY WRITTEN & VIDEO LESSONS
LESSON ONE

This week, we'll discuss how to approach storytelling withing a single image, how to identify and strengthen your visual narratives, and the Rhetorical Triangle.

LESSON TWO

We’ll continue the exploration of literary components such as characters, setting, and plot. We'll also look at how developing our characters can strengthen emotion.

LESSON THREE

Learn about The Decisive Moment, three practical tips for documenting moments, and the elements in multi-image stories

LESSON FOUR

In this final week, will examine the psychological power of imagery, review how to use nonverbal cues to communicate a message, and explore the role of body language and composition in storytelling.