Due to CAMH’s suspension of in-person public gatherings, a modified presentation of this art-making activity premiered online.
Inspired by the exhibition Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody, create a storyboard to illustrate your own family narrative.
Below is our instructional guide for hosting our Drop-In Experience at home.
Garrett Bradley films, AKA and Alone, include themes of family and Southern Culture inspired by the real-life stories of her subjects.
Think of a powerful family memory.
Illustrate your story.
Paper for storyboard (construction paper, card stock, copy paper, etc.)
Paper for collaging (magazines, scrap paper, etc.)
Adhesive (craft clue, glue sticks, tape)
Drawing utensils (crayons, colored pencils, markers, pens)
01. LAY OUT MATERIALS
Find a place at home where you can safely layout your materials and comfortably work on your storyboard.
02. SELECT PHOTOS/CREATE IMAGES
Take your time to look through your magazines to choose photos that remind you of your family narrative. If photos are not available to you, draw images that remind you of your family narrative. Cut out these images and shapes for your storyboard.
03. ARRANGE IMAGES
Select a layout, then arrange your images. Glue or tape down your images to bring your family narrative to life.
Using your drawing materials, add color, text, and patterns to enhance your storyboard.
Take a picture and share your work!
About Drop-In Experiences
CAMH’s Drop-In Experiences feature guided in-gallery discussions and pop-up activities that provide creative opportunities to experience the exhibitions on view in a unique and meaningful way.
Led by our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions), a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences. Drop-In Experiences are available between 1–4PM every Saturday. All ages are welcome; admission is always free.