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Illustration as Design as Illustration

Sep 30 - Dec 9
Wednesday 6:30-9:00 PM (EST) 10 sessions
Wednesday 6:30-9:00 PM (EST) 10 sessions
Melanie Marder Parks, Illustrator, calligrapher, designer

It is very important for anyone in the field of Illustration or graphic design to be sensitive to the overall look and feel of a design, and the relationship between images, decorative elements and text. This course will explore many ways in which illustration can be incorporated into a design, allowing the artist to create the whole package. Working in a variety of styles inspired by artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, students will make food labels, maps, book covers and interiors, magazine illustrations, posters, shopping bags, and more. Work will be done using many different mediums, including gouache (with a demonstration), pen-and-ink (another demo), colored pencil and watercolor. While traditional and digital methods may be combined, students are encouraged to work traditionally. Beginners to advanced students are welcome. Assignments vary each semester. A short video about this course can be viewed at: melaniemarderparks.com.
NOTE: Please bring samples of your work and some sketching materials to the first session. A complete supply list will be provided during the first session and all materials will be discussed. This course is fully online and offered through a combination of synchronous as well as asynchronous lectures and discussions. Students are invited to attend regularly scheduled online sessions during the listed course hours.
Course Number
3.5 CEUs
The School of Visual Arts online courses are hosted in Canvas, our College-wide learning system. Most computers (5 years old or newer recommended) can access the course(s) without a problem. The courses work with Windows (Windows 7 and newer), Macintosh (Mac OSX 10.10 and newer), and Linux (chromeOS). Participants will need a minimum screen size of 800x600 (the average size of a netbook) and good broadband (Minimum of 512kbps) Internet connection to participate in the online courses.
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