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

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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
Sep 15 - Nov 3
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Acrylic paint is a very versatile and exciting water-based medium, which can be used in endless ways by fine artists and illustrators. In this course, students will learn multiple techniques for using acrylic, all with the end goal of creating stronger, richer illustrations. Instructor-led demonstrations will help students gain a better sense of the tools used in acrylic painting. Students will evaluate various acrylic techniques, and make decisions about which ones are most applicable for their illustration work.

Wednesday
Oct 21 - Nov 11
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Gouache is a popular water-based medium used in contemporary illustration and design. Like watercolor, gouache can be a challenging to those new to the medium. In this course we will work through some of the more difficult aspects of painting with gouache and cover skills and techniques used when applying gouache into an illustration. Weekly illustration assignments will be given to provide time to practice and apply using techniques demonstrated in class. Sketching and ideation will also be expected each week in developing concepts and compositions for illustration assignments.

Wednesday
Sep 30 - Oct 14
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Having trouble controlling or working with watercolor in your illustrations? In this course students will experiment with painting and drawing with watercolor and ink. Techniques and tricks will be demonstrated to help control the medium. Each week exercises will be given to build skills. Weekly prompt-driven homework assignments will provide opportunities to apply these techniques to illustrations. Students will walk away from this three-week course more confident using this challenging water-based medium. / Materials fee of $15 in addition to class tuition.

Wednesday
Sep 9 - Sep 23
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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