Students attending SVA MFA Thesis exhibit which featured my former SVA "Illustration Portfolio" students Chioma Ebinama, Jackie Tam and Robin Mork, who were on hand to talk to my current students about their work and the MFA program.
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm | Begins January 23 (12 weeks)
Brush up your portfolio.
Add to what you already have or stretch out and try something new.
This class is centered on the individual student's unique talent, ability and interests The course course is designed to develop and solidify personal style, learn how to conceive strong concepts and clear execution of ideas.
Assignments will touch on various sectors of the illustration market, including publishing, editorial, licensing and corporate. Students will be encouraged to broadly interpret the assignments: an assignment about time can become a science-fiction piece, a conceptual illustration, or a wonderful children's book. Color, value, concept, execution and medium will be covered. Assignments vary each semester.
Learn how to approach an illustration job with an understanding of the type of work you want to create. All aspects of the business side of Illustration will be discussed, such as finding illustration markets, contracts, negotiations, subsidiary rights and reps, copyrights, promotion and self-marketing.
See samples of student work
Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm | Begins January 25 (12 weeks)
Work on that children's book you have hidden in your sock drawer!
This course will lead the students through every step in the creation of a picture book, from developing the initial idea, through plotting out the book, dummy book and final artwork. There will be in-class drawing exercises and demos designed to help students improve their drawing and thinking skills; by the completion of the course each student will have developed a short picture book (or a dummy for a longer book). The publishing world and other aspects of the children's market will be discussed. Students may work on a story they have created, or one written by someone else. Fairy tales, fables, alphabet books and journals as well as other types of material can be used. Students may work in any media, and experimentation is encouraged.
Portfolio Development for Professionals10 sessions
'Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down.' - Kobi Yamada
Start building! Leave your comfort zone and try something new.
Discover your personal style, and work on concepts and execution. Develop and solidify personal style, strong concepts and clear execution of ideas.
Assignments will touch on various sectors of the illustration market, including publishing, editorial, licensing and corporate. Students will be encouraged to broadly interpret the assignments: an assignment about time can become a science-fiction piece, a conceptual illustration, or a wonderful children's book.
Assignments will be posted, along with inspirational info and samples to push the student to think outside the box, and try new things. Student will then upload sketches for feedback. Revised sketches and final art will follow, with feedback and more guidance as well.
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School and Library visits, and Picture Book Workshops
All grades. All Ages. Email Inquiries
QUEENS COLLEGE (CUNY), NYC:
Illustration 1(Undergraduate, Non-Digital)
Saturdays 8:10 - noon.
Work on drawing skills, storytelling, emotional and pictorial impact, metaphors, sequential illustrations, color technique and more! Field trips to the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan and Museum of Natural History.
Children's Book Illustration(Undergraduate, Non-Digital)
Saturdays 1pm - 4:45 pm
Illustration 2 Students recently featured on Fantasy Author Jane Lindskold's FB page:
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