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Introduction to Illustration

Explore the illustration process as your instructor guides you from ideation to freehand sketching and ultimately creating a final illustration. Experiment with a variety of materials and styles, including traditional and digital illustration techniques. As you begin to craft your illustrative point of view throughout the course, you will also learn more about the landscape of contemporary illustration. All levels are welcome, even those with no prior drawing experience.

This course will be led by Aaron Renier. Aaron is the author of three graphic novels for younger readers; Spiral-Bound, Walker Bean, and Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon. He is the recipient of the Eisner award in 2006 for talent deserving of wider recognition and was an inaugural resident for the Sendak Fellowship in 2010.

To see his work visit

No class will be held on November 26.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 30 at 4:30 p.m. CT


Registration for this course is closed.

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Class meeting time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class meeting days Thursday
Building and room Online
Course number 2531
Course instructor Aaron Renier