Illustration: black & white to color


Cost: $1060.00

10 online sessions. This class will take place online using Zoom. You will need a computer or device and we recommend downloading the Zoom app. 

Instructor(s): Miriam Martincic

Saturdays, June 4–August 13, 2022 (Skip date: July 2, 2022)

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

REGISTER ONLINE (Registration opens May 2, 2022)

Making powerful images requires the ability to control value, shape, and color. Through weekly assignments, skills demos, presentations, and regular feedback you will:

➢ Apply an ideation process to solve illustration problems
➢ Control value and silhouette to create great black & white images
➢ Quickly explore multiple color options with digital editing
➢ Understand color relationships through limited color problems
➢ Use color to communication message, tone, and audience

Materials & Technology

You can work in any medium—oil paint, cut-paper, digital drawing—but you will also need: 1.) Procreate or Photoshop for digital editing exercises, 2.) Camera or scanner if working analog (A cell phone camera will work. All assignment submissions are digital.), and 3.) Reliable internet connection and a device on which to participate on Zoom


TIME: Be able to commit 6–12 hours outside of class per week.

DRAWING: Prior drawing experience is required. Instructor will provide drawing feedback for a range of experience levels, but course instruction will be focused on value, color, and digital editing.

PHOTOSHOP/PROCREATE: Instructor will be teaching how to work with selections, layer masks, and color properties. If you don’t have any digital editing experience, she can provide tutorial links prior to the start of class.

    We will meet over Zoom for 10 sessions, Saturdays noon–3 CST (Miriam is in the mid-west), June 4–August 13. Class will not meet July 2. A link to join will be emailed to enrolled students prior to the first session. Enrollment is limited to 14 students to allow for feedback and discussion.

    Save the date: Sat., Jun. 04, 1:00PM

    Course Code: ILST01

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