Illustration is a communication tool used in advertising, branding, publishing, manufacturing and packaging. This class will give you an opportunity to apply your drawing, painting or computer art skills to make an effective statement, to reach a particular audience and/or to enhance a product. We’ll use a discussion format to brainstorm your ideas, then explore visual issues and ideas with thumbnail sketches in class, and critique final illustrations from the prior week's homework. Your visual research and artwork will be done outside of class in whaterver techniques you choose. Illustrators and designers will have 7 new illustrations to start or add to your portfolio. This class is for artists and designers who want to explore the illustration market and work toward building a commercial portfolio. Some drawing, painting or computer graphic skills are required. Please obtain your supply list here.