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Drawing/Painting/Comics and Graphic Novels Online (Ages 15-18, 1.0 College Credit)

Interested in exploring traditional and non-traditional drawing and painting techniques or comics and graphic novels? Take your work to the next level and experiment with a variety of media, including ink, pencil, charcoal, collage, observational drawing, storyboarding, or a combination of different materials. The course will include online demonstrations geared to your passions, virtual museum resources, time for self-directed work, and comprehensive faculty advising. You'll engage in discussions and critiques with a vibrant online community of students from throughout the country and around the world as you create portfolio-quality work for college admissions to art and design programs.

Students taking this course must be ages 15-18 and in their junior or senior year of high school. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to earn 1.0 college credit. 

"This class was excellent! A wonderful blend of both technical skills and creativity and exploration.  Goals were achieved by simultaneously teaching students about art in terms of history and through example, as well allowing students to explore and be flexible with assignments.  Overall, I come away feeling like a stronger artist, both technically and creatively. " - Drawing/Painting/Comics and Graphic Novels Online summer 2020 student

"It was really cool to be able to interact with such intelligent artists everyday and they brought a new passion to the topic and their teaching." - Drawing/Painting/Comics and Graphic Novels Online summer 2020 student

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Class meeting time 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Class meeting days Saturday
Building and room Online
Course number 2576
Course instructor Jessica Campbell, Peter Jorge Fagundo