Illustration and Comic Art

Tell stories through images. Illuminate ideas. Express what words can't.

These sound like tall orders, but illustrators and comic artists face these challenges every time they pick up a pencil. And it's not all about drawing, either; collage, paint and even digital media are tools of the trade these days. Tell your own story or translate someone else's

Capture a child's imagination with original artwork while learning the tricks of the illustration trade. During this class, students will explore the wide range of children's book illustration, from traditional to contemporary. Students will learn what makes a children's book unique, how to communicate through illustration, and how to conceptualize and storyboard ideas. The instructor will also demonstrate a variety of materials that can be used to illustrate a book.

Tuesday
Jun 23 - Jul 28
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Students in this class will learn various approaches and strategies of comic book writing.

The script is the bridge between writer, artist, editor, and publisher. Students will learn to script for both themselves, and for editors, in a variety of formats and house styles. Creation of scripts for different companies and for online publication will be discussed.

Thursday
Jul 9 - Aug 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Fashion Illustration differs from fashion design in that it is more about conveying a mood or expression of a garment rather than about the actual creation and structure of the piece. In this class, students will begin to learn and understand ways of rendering fashion through the study of various methods of drawing and painting, including drawing from the live model. Students will examine and develop the ability to render the fashion figure as well as the fabrics that adorn.

Monday
Jul 6 - Aug 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Imagine designing T-shirts for Urban Outfitters, home decor items for Target, or greeting cards and stationery for Hallmark. These are all examples of product design, and there are plentiful opportunities for artists and designers to create work within the consumer world. This class will highlight methods for designing and illustrating for specific audiences, products, and lifestyles through real-world practices of product designers. Students will select a core audience, research current trends, and create finished artwork that will speak to the audience's interests.

Tuesday
Jun 2 - Jul 7
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This dynamic class will introduce students to illustration materials and techniques, conceptual approaches to image making, and discuss practices relating to the business of illustration. Illustration is essential to the success of the editorial, advertising, publishing, and product packaging industries. The creative process will be discussed, from sketches to final illustration critiques.

Wednesday
Jul 1 - Aug 5
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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