Visual Storytelling by Denise M. Cassano

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Digital Art Marries Traditional Media

January 22, 2017 | Denise M. Cassano Learn how to integrate graphite drawing, watercolor painting and use of Photoshop to create a cohesive, textural painting.

Often what we appreciate in an illustration, and what draws us to it, is how it makes us feel. We have ... Read More

Writing and Illustrating Twisted Fairy Tales

June 14, 2016 | Denise M. Cassano What if the Big Bad Wolf was framed?

Twisted or “fractured” fairy tales are old, familiar fairy tales told with a twist.  They challenge us to ask “what if”, through words and images.  Writing and illustrating fractured fairy tales gives ... Read More

“Beekle” meets Robert Sabuda’s Pop Ups!

February 9, 2016 | Denise M. Cassano Make fantastic pop-up books with your students using Dan Santat’s Beekle for inspiration.

Robert Sabuda is well known for his amazing pop-up books.  I wanted to use his pop-up techniques to show my students how paper may be manipulated.  But ... Read More



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