Workshop: Jacob Lawrence Storyboards

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Workshop: Jacob Lawrence Storyboards

Jacob Lawrence told stories of famous African Americans and everyday people through series of images similar to the storyboards used to plan the sequence of a film. Lawrence repeated shapes, colors, and motifs, such as hands, chains, and nails, to add drama and emotion to the story. Create a series of paintings in the style of Lawrence and tell your own story. 


Ages 14+. Teachers earn three hours of continuing education credit. Space is limited and registration is required. Fee (includes Museum admission): McNay members $10; nonmembers $25. Form more information, or e-mail education@mcnayart.org. Registration deadline: April 6.


Image credit: Jacob Lawrence, The Coachman from Toussaint L’Ouverture (detail), 1990. Silkscreen. The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Foundation for the Arts.© 2017 Jacob Lawrence / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York