Editorial Illustration

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, students will learn about contemporary illustration, experiment with materials and techniques, and practice developing illustrations from thumbnail sketch to final project. Students will tackle real-world illustration assignments using current articles and will be encouraged to explore concept and metaphor in their pieces. / While students may choose to work digitally, the focus of this class is not on digital techniques and students will not have access to a computer lab. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing and painting experience helpful, but not required.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; paper, pens, pencils, and drawing materials, laptop, any other tool or medium you love to work with.

What to Wear: If you choose to work with materials that could get messy (permanent paint, etc) please wear proper attire.

Register Before: February 7
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.
Class Savings
Register on or before January 18 and save $25 off your order total.
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
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Course Details

VC 9443 SP19
Date Start: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Date End: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Main Building, Room 440
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above
Days of Week: 
Illustration and Comic Art
Working knowledge of Mac OS X. Previous drawing and painting experience are helpful, but not required. Previous experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator are helpful, but not required.