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Course Detail

Beginning or Aspiring Illustrator
Ages 16 - Adult
Three 2-hour sessions: 5 - 7 PM
+ One 4-hour session: 5 - 9 PM
Thursday, September 6, 13, 20, 27
$xxx (does not include supplies)


Have you ever felt uninspired when keeping a sketchbook? Do you struggle with finding new ideas or do you lack the motivation to sketch on your own time? Would you like to see your sketches pushed towards a rendered, finished illustration, but don’t know where to start? This workshop not only will improve your creative flexibility, but it should inspire mindfulness and charge your imagination. At the end of the course, each student should feel motivated to sketch daily and will have the tools needed to develop said sketches into finished illustrations. They will also be able to sketch predominantly from their imagination and know the difference between copying and reference. The medium will be dry media including graphite (both in traditional wood-coated drawing pencils and mechanical pencils), standard erasers, micro erasers, ballpoint pens and illustration pens. The course will go over some drawing basics, but for the most part, this workshop is for those who have already had experience in basic levels of drawing. Due to this, the intended age range is 16+. The exercises will range from material studies, creature design, character design, and will end with a 4-hour session to create a finished illustration to take home at the end of the course. This is not a workshop to teach you how to be a great illustrator, but one that will provide you with tools to continuously create with an illustrative mind.

Course does require minimal homework in between classes.


PREREQUISITE: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, prior drawing experience can support student success.


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