Sara Gómez Woolley’s Profile

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Sara Gómez Woolley
Display Name
Sara Gómez Woolley
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Communication Design
Office Location
N1126
X (formerly Twitter)
@saritajeanine

My Courses

COMD 3633, Advanced Strategies in Illustration, FA23

COMD 3633, Advanced Strategies in Illustration, FA23

This course is designed to prepare the student for entry into the professional world of illustration. The development of a portfolio demonstrating a high level of skill and a personal style, as well as the ability to discuss the work in formal and conceptual terms, is the primary focus. Additionally, the student will be introduced to a variety of professional practices and develop a familiarity with the local, regional, and national scenes. The portfolio contents should demonstrate the student’s versatility and advanced skills while demonstrating consistency in presentation. This course is broken into 4-course goals: Portfolio Development, Professional Skills, Business Practices, and Authorship.

BAM 70500-02 |The Art of Visual Memory, FA2023

BAM 70500-02 |The Art of Visual Memory, FA2023

In this hands-on course, students will explore the genre of biography and memoir as expressed through comics. Through readings, written responses, discussion, and hands-on assignments, we will examine the diversity, long-tradition, and power of life writing in the comic book medium. This course is appropriate for all levels of familiarity with drawing and art making. Students will be encouraged to work in a variety of creative media – but individual project outcomes will be tailored to each student’s specific expertise and interest in the genre. Coursework will focus on learning the “language of comics”, ( panels, pages, timing, beats, etc.) with the goal of applying that language to create original sequential illustration projects such that combine words and images to tell personal narratives. Through active, creative practice in the medium, we will examine the relationship between words and images in this exciting form of writing where both parts are meant to be read. 3 Credits, 4 Hours

COMD 1103 Foundation Drawing, D120, FA2017

COMD 1103 Foundation Drawing, D120, FA2017

This is an introductory course designed to explore the basic tools, techniques and principles of drawing. Students will develop an understanding of the five basic perceptual skills of drawing: The Perception of Edges, The Perception of Spaces, The Perception of Relationships, The Perception of Light and Shadow, and The Perception of the Whole Form. This will be continued with an-depth study of classical drawing principles critical to achieving realism in drawing. Concepts such as Composition, Proportion and Perspective will be covered. Students will learn to further render forms through analysis of light and shadow and by utilizing the 5-value system.

COMD3313, Illustration 1, OL74, FA20

COMD3313, Illustration 1, OL74, FA20

This course is a practical introduction to the field of illustration. Focus will be placed on process work and professional practices, presented within contemporary and historical context. Course includes projects and lectures in a variety of illustration genres including: advertising, book illustration, and editorial. A variety of materials will be introduced through lectures and demonstrations for use on assignments such as: pencil, pen and ink, brush, colored pencil, and digital illustration. Critical concepts such as: Conceptual Development, Working on Assignment, Composition, Contrast, Value, Point of View, and Color theory will be introduced.

COMD3513 Narrative Illustration, SP2022

COMD3513 Narrative Illustration, SP2022

This course teaches students to create finished, professional-quality sequential illustrations combining words and pictures based on topical themes, autobiographical stories, and self-guided narratives. Topics and strategies include storytelling focusing on single-panel, multi-panel, and multiple-page sequential illustrated stories. Projects will be completed using an array of digital and traditional media. This class will focus on sequential art: sequential art can be comic books, graphic novels, children’s books, comic strips, and more. Topics and strategies include storytelling focusing on single-panel, multi-panel, and multiple-page sequential illustrated stories. Projects will be completed using an array of digital and traditional media.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

The COMD Faculty Hub

The COMD Faculty Hub

The COMD Hub (IN DEVELOPMENT) provides support for faculty and staff, including teaching, admin, and program development resources. Join The COMD Hub to receive essential communications from the Department Chair, CLTs, and the City Tech Administration.

COMD Curriculum Committee

COMD Curriculum Committee

A place for COMD Department Curriculum Committee members to communicate, link to meeting agendas, minutes, and proposed curriculum, and share resources and ideas.

COMD Recruitment  Committee

COMD Recruitment Committee

This committee will focus on strategies and outcomes to find and encourage enrollment in the program. It will also track the outcomes and determine best-practices for marketing to our target prospective students.

COMD Design Futures Sub-Committee

COMD Design Futures Sub-Committee

A place for COMD Department Design Futures Sub-Committee members to communicate, link to meeting agendas, minutes, and proposed curriculum, and share resources and ideas.

My Clubs

City Tech Ink Club

City Tech Ink Club

City Tech’s Ink Club is a place where illustrators and sequential artists can discuss and practice their craft in storytelling. On Openlab we’ll share links to helpful resources, general information, and post about events ad work we’re creating.