AM: Creative nonfiction
Creative nonfiction is a type of writing that combines elements of literature and nonfiction writing, such as memoirs, personal essays, literary journalism, and other literary forms. Creative nonfiction writers use narrative techniques and literary devices to explore real-life experiences and to tell true stories in an engaging and meaningful way. Unlike traditional journalism, creative nonfiction is often characterized by its subjective approach, creating a connection between the writer and the reader. It is also rooted in research, observation, and imagination, allowing for a unique blend of fact and fiction.
Students should learn
How to use narrative form, vivid detail, and other techniques to craft compelling nonfiction stories. They should also learn how to research subjects deeply, use interviews, and other sources to gain a broader understanding of their topics. Finally, they should develop skills in synthesis and analysis that help them make meaning out of the information they collect.
Learn to sketch a portrait from scratch by exploring a variety of drawing techniques and bring it to life using basic shapes, tones, shadows, and line work
The teacher takes you step by step through the process, starting with drawing exercises to warm up, sketching proportional facial features, adding detail with tones and shadows, to creating texture with line work. By the end of this week, you will be able to draw realistic and captivating portraits from scratch.
Introduction to drawing materials
- Quality of line
- Tonal scale exercises
- Shading techniques
- Rule of thirds and image
- Rendering light
- Vine and compressed charcoal
- Graphite Pencil 2H-6B,