Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

Learn about the expansive and diverse world of comic book stories and drawing styles while learning the fundamental aspects of comic book creation and design. Students will create original characters and storylines and be introduced to the techniques, materials, and disciplines used to create professional comic art. Students will also learn the following skills: Page layout; penciling; lettering; and inking. / Open to students ages 12–15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17July 10Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 15–18
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

In this class, students will examine the skills and concepts necessary to become successful comic artists. Students will look at how comics have changed over the years and discover how truly diverse comic genres can be. Whether superheroes or real-life stories, students will be introduced to the tools and foundations of storytelling that will help them develop their own personal mini-comic to share with their classmates. / Basic drawing skills are strongly recommended.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17July 10Monday, Wednesday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, New Classes, Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Rachael Bonebright
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

Explore the diverse concepts, mediums, and formats in mainstream and indie comics. Comic art traditionally tells a sequential story; design, drawings, and writing are put together in a specific order for the purpose of graphic storytelling. More and more, artists are pushing the boundaries of traditional comics by questioning the structural characteristic of comic books and narration. In this class, students will focus on exploring, experimenting and developing a personal method of creating and storytelling.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 15August 7Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $294.00

Characters are essential to making a successful story. Students in this class will observe and discuss ways in which artists and authors establish characters in visual media, including film, animation, comics, and games. The class will feature discussion of character development, writing and drawing exercises, and incorporate visual and informational research. Students will learn different methods of character design through style, materials and storytelling methods, create illustrations from sketch to finish and produce a character portfolio.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 16August 8Tuesday, Thursday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive, Illustration and Comic Art, Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Debra Lawton, Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $725.00

In this week-long Intensive, high school students will explore the majors of graphic design and illustration. Graphic design and illustration are used in tandem to convey concepts and communicate ideas. Students who excel in both areas of study are some of the most sought-after in the design world. Using traditional methods along with the latest software, teens will get the chance to work on real-world projects similar to those given to designers and illustrators today. Participants will also work hands-on to create work that will add depth and variety to their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 22July 26Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive, Illustration and Comic Art, Animation

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Robert Algeo, Instructor: Katie Maren Nelson
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $725.00

In this weeklong intensive, high school students will explore the majors of comic art and animation. Comic art and animation share a common language and some techniques, but each offer unique artistic opportunities and challenges. In this class students will engage in hands-on demonstrations and assignments, and participate in class discussions designed to hone their skills, ideas, and critical thinking skills.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 29August 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Allegra Lockstadt
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $242.00

Editorial Illustration is an exciting market for illustrators, offering the opportunity to create visual imagery for a variety of newspapers and magazines. The illustrator's ideas are the driving force in this work, engaging the viewer and propelling them into the world of the story. Through lectures on contemporary editorial illustrators and demonstrations of mediums, learn about contemporary illustration, experiment with materials and techniques, and practice developing illustrations from thumbnail sketch to final project.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4July 9Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

The notebook is a critical tool for the illustrator to record, investigate, and play. Break out of your usual routine and find inspiration from using new materials and the world around. Students will alter an existing book that is provided by the instructor to experiment and explore the notebook as a visual journal. Through a combination of technique demonstrations, sketching field trips around MCAD and the surrounding area, lecture, and individual and group critique, generate ideas in new ways and create new starting points from which to develop work and take creative risks.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Dana Koehler
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Learn about illustration materials and techniques, and strengthen conceptual approaches to image making. The creative process will be discussed, from creating initial sketches to final illustration critiques. Lectures on contemporary illustrators and trends will help broaden your understanding of the field and its role in editorial, advertising, publishing, and packaging industries. Complete assignments designed to foster an understanding of where, when, and how illustration is used, and develop the skills needed to create successful illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $322.00

Capture a child's imagination with original artwork while learning the tricks of the illustration trade. During this class, explore a wide range of children's book illustration, from traditional to contemporary. 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. You will be encouraged to experiment with different media and begin to create your own children's books, from the sketch phase to final illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5July 24Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Diana Green
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

The graphic memoir is a specific type of graphic novel. Through a combination of discussion, lecture, handouts, and exploration of existing graphic memoirs, learn to structure and script a story detailing one aspect of your life. An ability to draw and an understanding of the comic form are helpful but the emphasis will be more on writing than about art. During the class, have the opportunity to share work with fellow students and receive valuable feedback.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8August 5Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $81.00

Learn how to scan high resolution images of hand lettering and use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to edit out any imperfections and digitize the work. Discover easy techniques for removing background textures, editing out blemishes, and re-composing individual words and letters while preserving the texture of ink on paper to add versatility to compositions. Please note, this course does not teach hand lettering skills, but digital skills to take hand lettering pieces from paper to online.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 9July 16Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $121.00

This class, designed for those interested in hand-lettering, will teach the basics of modern calligraphy: writing posture, ink control, and composition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 23August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

As media increasingly moves from print to digital and web-based, limited motion illustration is becoming a staple skill. This introductory course will introduce animation as the artist's and illustrator's tool. Through discussion of motion's uses, settings, and methods of storytelling, gain a proficiency in animating illustrative work - broadening your professional practice and skill set. With guided lesson and studio work time, explore fundamental motion principles and software necessary for creating looping GIFS, animatics, animated logos, and simple shorts.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 30November 3Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Alex Mitchell
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Learn the fundamental skills necessary for creating comics in this intensive course. Gain a working knowledge of crafting and producing comics, learn how to develop your own creative voice. Weekly readings, technical demonstrations, and critiques of smaller assignments will supplement the completion of a short form comic over the five weeks. Topics covered will include craft and production, drawing, 2D art principles, narrative structure and concepts, critical thinking, and industry and publishing. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 4December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline