College Visits

THE LIMINKA SCHOOL OF ART, FINLAND, 2018

My visit to the Liminka School was part of my Oulu Comics Art Center Residency. I spent two months working on my own comics at the school and was invited to teach a workshop on mental health comics to the students. Here are some images taken by host, artist and teacher, Tessa Astre.

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Teacher and artist   Mikko Jylhä       participates in an integrated energy doodle.

Teacher and artist Mikko Jylhä participates in an integrated energy doodle.

INTEGRATED ENERGY DOODLE COMPOSITION (One of several that we created together.)

INTEGRATED ENERGY DOODLE COMPOSITION (One of several that we created together.)

My example for an exercise in drawing different versions of selves. (The participants created some stellar characters.)

My example for an exercise in drawing different versions of selves. (The participants created some stellar characters.)

Some examples of “selves”.

Some examples of “selves”.

Students produced one page comic booklets about defeating negative thoughts. They demonstrated honesty and good humor despite difficult subject matter.

Students produced one page comic booklets about defeating negative thoughts. They demonstrated honesty and good humor despite difficult subject matter.

A Cover to a mental illness anthology that we compiled as a final project.

A Cover to a mental illness anthology that we compiled as a final project.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, California, April 2018

Students draw and sketch in an open and relaxed environment that is meant to help manage anxiety. We explore a conversation about the mental benefits of drawing and then begin completing a series of simple prompts to allow a flow state of mind and inspire the imagination. 

Stanford Sketching
Students collected at random to doodle and express ideas. It was a low key social event and a nice place to relax.

Students collected at random to doodle and express ideas. It was a low key social event and a nice place to relax.

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