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Pre-College Intensives: Illustration: The Art of the Concert Poster, DR 710MI


with James Heimer

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Explore illustration as a counterpart to music through the art of the concert poster. Students will experiment with traditional and digital methods to develop imagery that interprets the lyrical content of their favorite artists. Spontaneous and stream of consciousness drawing and lettering exercises will be employed to invent narratives from instrumental music. The history of the concert poster will provide context and serve as inspiration for the students own projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain an understanding of communication through pictorial means.
  • Students will express abstract concepts through pictorial symbols.
  • Students will present preliminary work that clearly communicates their objectives.
  • Students will balance type or hand lettering and imagery.
  • Students will demonstrate the use of critical thinking, creativity, and a personal voice.

Pre-College Intensives: Drawing For Comics, DR 723EC


with Jeff Kilpatrick

Calendar Jul 20, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn step-by-step cartooning basics so you can create characters, tell a story from life or imagination, or build a portfolio. Create your own short story to be included in a collaborative comic book to take home at the end of class. Instruction includes insights on the comic book and animation industry.

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