Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Dana Koehler
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Through individual projects, skill-based demos, and class critiques, students will acquire a thorough understanding of how to create professionally appearing digital illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. In addition, students learn about the latest tools and file preparation standards for production, including file formats, color palettes, and image resolution. Assignments have an emphasis on technical achievement and presentation. / Each student will have access throughout the course to Adobe Creative Cloud software. /  Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8October 6Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes, Animation, Game Design

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $820.00
Concept Art is an essential part of development for visual storytelling. Found in the early stages of film, animation, and game projects, this previsualization tool allows creators to imagine and explore cinematic moments through engaging illustrations. Through examination of influences, terminology, and techniques, students will select methods to create a suite of preproduction art emphasizing key story beats, characters, props, and environments. Visual research and documentation of process will be emphasized, from moodboarding and early pencil sketches to polished illustrations using Photoshop. Synchronous meetings will focus on discussion, demonstration, and live critique. Students complete exercises and assignments contributing to the creation of a final portfolio that showcases narrative worldbuilding.
Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8November 16Tuesday7:00-8:30 p.m., online

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Katya Oicherman
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

The design industry of today is based on computer-aided design and pattern design is no exception. In this class we will learn how to create beautiful and balanced patterns and textures using techniques from Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Our goal will be to combine the different elements and looks to achieve rich and nuanced designs and to become aware of the standards and possibilities of printing them on paper and fabric. / Each student will have access throughout the class to Adobe Creative Cloud software. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8October 6Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

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 development through style, materials and storytelling methods, and sketching. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 9October 7Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $164.00

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. The instructor will demonstrate a variety of materials that can be used to illustrate a book. Students will learn what makes a children’s book unique and how to effectively communicate with their work from the sketch phase to the final illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 17October 8Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Roshan Ganu
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $164.00

Summer turns into fall, heading towards winter. How does our internal landscape, such as thoughts and feelings, change from one season to the other? This can include quarantine life, work life, family life, sex life, the view outside the window, etc. Things around us change all the time, but the seasonal transitions in Minnesota are as vivid and evident as the body’s emotional response to them. This course encourages participants to explore their inner landscape along with the outer transition to Fall, in the form of a comic.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 21October 12Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

As media increasingly moves from print to digital, motion illustration is becoming an essential skill. This introductory course will explore animation as the artist’s and illustrator’s tool. With guided lessons and studio work time, students will explore fundamental motion principles and tools necessary for creating looping GIFS, animatics, animated logos, and simple shorts. Through discussions and the study of examples—both commercial and lesser known work—students will explore various methods of storytelling.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 28November 1Onlineonline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Alex Mitchell
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

Students in Comics Crash Course will learn the fundamental skills necessary for creating comics. Students will be guided to a working knowledge of crafting and producing comics, and will be mentored on how to develop their 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
September 28October 30Onlineonline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jacob Yeates
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Within Visual Journalism, it is the role of the illustrator-author to record, research and interpret events in order to distill them into a comprehensive, image-based idea for others. Whether through illustrated maps, exploded diagrams, step-by-step recipes, historical interpretations, or paneled comics, Visual Journalism can be vitally important to sharing complex or multifaceted concepts and stories.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 13November 17Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Dana Koehler
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Through individual projects, skill-based demos, and class critiques, students will acquire a thorough understanding of how to create professionally appearing digital illustrations in Adobe Photoshop. In addition, students learn about the latest tools and file preparation standards for production, including file formats, color palettes, and image resolution. Assignments have an emphasis on technical achievement and presentation. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / No class November 3. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 13November 17Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Characters are essential to making a successful story. Students will build on drawing and illustration methods to emphasize shape, line, and color as means to successfully communicate characters.  Illustrations will be created from sketch to finish, along with written components to express character history and motivation.  Students will produce a final character portfolio, which will include a brief written narrative and illustrations. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 14November 11Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $164.00

This class will focus and encourage students to experiment with different media and begin to create their own children's books. Students will learn the process of how to illustrate from the sketch phase to final illustrations. Emphasis is placed on concepting, character design, storyboards, sequencing, pacing the visual story and creating a dummy book. The instructor will also provide professional knowledge of the publishing industry and how to enter this competitive field and navigate the business practices of working as a children's book illustrator.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 15November 5Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

Go beyond beginner! In this intermediate course, illustrators will learn more advanced techniques to animate using primarily Adobe Photoshop, as well as some tools in Adobe AfterEffects. From short films and music videos, to professionally-executed editorial GIFs and social media sticker packs, this course is for the illustrator and artist who wants to have the tools to complete polished motion illustration.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 2December 15Onlineonline