Let’s Make Zines!
Comics-Based Research - Using Art to Analyze Qualitative Data
2:00pm - 4:00pm // Fletcher Room
Instructor: Sally Pirie
This workshop explores the role of the visual arts in qualitative research. Using strategies from creative nonfiction writing and arts-based research, we will get hands-on practice using drawings to work with our data.
We begin with an overview of arts-based research. Then together we will identify, transform and open up important moments from our research into tiny jewel-box zines to analyze and share resonant meaning in our work. Participants will complete one zine of their own for distribution, trading or library-building, or as an analytic tool for future writing.
You may bring to the session a small body of descriptive qualitative data with which you would like to work. You might also bring copies of any artifacts or important visual representations from your fieldwork (or elsewhere) that you would feel comfortable using for collage purposes (optional). However, you can also just bring yourself.