Illustration as Design as Illustration

Sep 28 - Dec 7
Thursday 6:00-9:30 PM 10 sessions
Thursday 6:00-9:30 PM 10 sessions
Location to be announced
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:
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 held on campus at SVA.
Course Number
3.5 CEUs
Student Work