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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: John Bivens
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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. / Open to students ages 15–18.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15July 8Monday, Wednesday1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Roshan Ganu
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $225.00

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 15July 2Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 12-15
Instructor: Rachael Bonebright
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

Students in this class will 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 characteristics 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 13August 5Monday, Wednesday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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 14August 6Tuesday, Thursday1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Heidi Miller, Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Summer 2020
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 20July 24Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Robert Algeo, Instructor: Katie Maren Nelson
Term: Summer 2020
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 27July 31Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Dana Koehler
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $328.00

This dynamic class will introduce students to the exciting field of digital illustration. The creative process will be explored, from creating initial sketches to final illustration critiques, and students will develop skills in conceptual image making as well as digital painting and drawing techniques in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Lectures on contemporary illustrators and trends will help broaden students' understanding of the field and its role in editorial, advertising, publishing, and packaging industries.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 24April 13Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Katya Oicherman
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $205.00

Patterns are important elements of design and art. The ability to design beautiful and balanced patterns is a valuable addition to the skillset of any art and design practitioner, from fine artist to fashion or graphic designer. This studio class offers an opportunity to learn creative pattern design techniques, develop personal visual language and get to know how patterns are designed for different uses. Through observation and photography the students will discover motives and rhythms all around them and learn how to transform them into an up-to-date collection of repeating patterns.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 26March 25Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Brian Britigan
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $164.00

This course will introduce students to the many avenues of commercial art by providing context for what illustration is; where it’s going; and how contemporary illustrators are making a living today. Designed for aspiring illustrators as well as working artists looking to expand into new territory, this course will provide the communication skills and business basics needed to effectively collaborate with a variety of clients.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 27March 19Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Diana Green
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $205.00

Students in this class will learn various approaches to, 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 18April 15Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Spring 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 weekly assignments, 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
April 6May 12Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Brian Haberlin
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $1,230.00

This course covers the entire process of coloring a comic book, from color design to print, using a computer. The goal of the course is to gain a working knowledge of a variety of techniques in order to complete a project from ideation to the final state.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 21May 12Wednesday, Online - Asynchronous7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $410.00

Applying fundamental practices of drawing and visual storytelling, students will conceptualize, design, and complete a short story utilizing sequential art. The course focuses on structuring narrative through multiple iterations, including writing; establishing story beats; character development; rough layout; and finished storytelling through illustrations. Lecture and discussion will center on examples from comics, film, and animation, with demos focusing on techniques and best practices.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11April 14Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $328.00

In this advanced class, students will continue to explore and develop their illustration work for the picture book and children’s market. Further study of stronger character design and development will be pursued while integrating that into one's visual storytelling narratives. Assignments will be given to further each student’s individual work toward assembling a full portfolio of work for this industry. Both narrative assignments and more commercial based projects will be assigned. / Material fee of $6 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11March 31Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Sam Kalda
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $410.00

This dynamic class will introduce students to illustration materials and techniques, conceptual approaches to image making, and will address 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 creating initial sketches to undergoing final illustration critiques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11April 14Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Allegra Lockstadt
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $246.00

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 illustrations and demonstrations of mediums, students will learn about contemporary illustrations, experiment with materials and techniques, and practice developing illustrations from a thumbnail sketch to a final project.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11March 17Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.