Every illustrator is a storyteller at heart. Learn about character development and narrative techniques, research and develop ideas, characters, stories, and settings to create imagery. Explore illustration on paper or digitally.

Digital Illustration is an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator with a focus on building digital images. We will explore useful techniques in these software programs specifically geared to visual communication in the form of illustration. Through the use of scanners, drawing tablets, digital cameras and traditional mediums, we will … Read more

Start Date

05/28

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

07/18

Faculty

Lisa Kennedy

Time

8:30am–12:30pm

Credits

3

register

This course includes an introduction to the laws of linear perspective, an exploration of how three-dimensional reality is depicted on a two-dimensional surface. Additional course content includes tools of the trade, various techniques for producing technical illustrations, informational art and instructional illustrations in sequential series.

Start Date

05/29

Meeting Day

Monday and Wednesday

End Date

07/22

Faculty

John Roman

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

register

The course explores the art and composition of the graphic novel and examines its many sub-genres, from superhero tales to memoirs to manga. The textbook is Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. Other texts include Watchmen, Contract With God, Sandman, Maus, and Persepolis. For the final project, students create and make preliminary sketches for an original graphic novel.

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Monday and Wednesday

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Josh Cohen

Time

2–5pm

Credits

3

register

Through a series of collaborative and individual exercises, students explore the entire process of making a book, including inspiration for initial ideas, writing effective stories, character development, sequential flow, constructing the book, and researching potential markets. All course lectures and exercises apply to children’s books, graphic novels, animations and other … Read more

Start Date

06/04

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

08/01

Faculty

Alex Gerasev

Time

6–10pm

Credits

3

register

What makes a children’s book a classic? We’ll find out as we read, analyze, and enjoy the best of the field–fantasies from Peter Pan to Harry Potter, realistic novels from Anne of Green Gables to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and stories falling somewhere in between, like The Secret Garden. Though our emphasis will be on … Read more

Start Date

06/04

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Lin Haire-Sargeant

Time

1–4pm

Credits

3

register

Using plant life as the basis for experimentation and documentation, this class gives students an opportunity to explore various drawing techniques and media based on the natural world. We will draw, paint, use mixed-media and printmaking to create informed mark-making, solidify sketching and journaling skills, and give form to your observations. Subject … Read more

Start Date

06/14

Meeting Day

Fridays, No class July 5

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–3pm

Credits

0

register

Mini comics are open to wide ranging subject matter and experimentation. Dive into this accessible medium by exploring different models of content, including: autobiography, adaptation, pantomime and more. Learn how to make comics from a single image to four panels, accordion fold and eight page minis. This course will provide … Read more

Start Date

07/10

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Alan Jennings

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

0

register