Creating Playful Comics Together with AI: A Workshop with Yana Knight

In this workshop, artist Yana Knight will share a few ideas and techniques of working with AI as a creative medium and the potential that lurks within this collaboration to extend, support and enrich creativity.

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2nd May 2:00 PM 4:00 PM BST

In this workshop artist Yana Knight will share a few ideas and techniques of working with AI as a creative medium and the potential that lurks within this collaboration to extend, support and enrich creativity. Switching between analogue and digital, with a little help from AI (and a moody pig called Jean-Michel), you’ll create a short, simply-drawn cartoon based on your daily experiences with a healthy portion of humour, imagination and a few twists and turns. You will get a taste of the whole cycle, drawing the images and playing with AI tools. No prior artistic or technical experience is necessary, but bring your sense of humour and an open mind.

Speaker Biography

Yana Knight is a multidisciplinary artist, researcher and teacher based in Brussels, Belgium and Stockholm, Sweden. Her work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Spontaneous Art in Brussels, Russian Cultural Center of Belgium and has been featured in the Dutch Design Week. Her work is inspired by the ordinary and extraordinary experience of living a life in its richness, often with a playful, humorous, surreal and absurd streak. It emphasises experimentation, exploration of human experiences, observation and storytelling. It stems from her colourful life, having lived in six countries, passed through many adventures and through different pockets of the world. Her artistic toolbox is shaped by the three corners of a triangle – visual arts, language and (playful) technology. She works across mediums switching between paints, pencils, words, camera, software and code, as well as slightly less traditional options, such as crushed autumn leaves, chocolate sweets wrappers, broken piano notes, toilet paper rolls and pet robots. Currently, she is investigating how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can support her artistic practice in creating new forms of non-linear visual narratives and experiences.


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