Visual storytelling: a workshop by Scriberia

Visual storytelling: a workshop by Scriberia at the Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens Museum
48 Doughty Street
Event time
20 Apr 2017

There is no writer, in my opinion, who is so much a painter and a black-and-white artist as Dickens. His figures are resurrections. (Vincent van Gogh, 1883)

Dickens was a master in conjuring word-pictures to give shape and power to ideas. He also commissioned some of the best illustrations in literary fiction. How might the rest of us learn from him to communicate better through images?

Scriberia is an internationally celebrated studio of animators, illustrators and storytellers. Like Dickens, they are masters of metaphor, caricature and visual storytelling. And, in this workshop, they aim to share some of their secrets of using these methods to create pictures that get to the heart of any matter. 

Scriberia made the illustration above. But you don’t have to be good at drawing or writing to take part. As Scriberia want to show you, anyone who can handwrite a letter of the alphabet can draw a picture. And anyone who can utter a word can paint a scene.

Join us for a challenging and fun-filled workshop designed for any adult with something to say – and who wants to say it well in the age of visual communication. 

Scriberia hail from just up the road in Kings Cross. Underpinning all of their work is the belief in the power of pictures to shape and communicate ideas.