Visual Storytelling (Spring 2024)

Studio Prompt

Tiandra Ray

Storytelling Unit 

Soon you will be working in pairs to interview an individual. Choosing the individual is at your prerogative, but you may not interview your parents.  It  could range from faculty or staff members at Fessenden to your grandparents, or even an inspirational coach.  My hope is that each of these interviews will open your eyes to various lives and experiences. Choose wisely*


From these interviews, your interviewee may tell multiple stories.(like their childhood, a job they had later in life etc.). You want to take a significant moment from the individual's story to create a device or object in the iLab that is:


1.evocative 

2.captures a mood/feeling 

3.incorporates the senses(hear, see, smell, touch, taste) connected to the moment chosen

4.is symbolic in nature


Brief writing will accompany your device or object.  This will include:

Brief writing assignments will accompany your device or object.  This will include:


1. A proposal of what you plan to create.

2. An artist statement that explains your final product.

3. A reflection of your progress at the halfway point of your project.

4. A descriptive narrative passage that brings the moment chosen to life (think imagery).

5. A biography of your interviewee.