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Upon completion of the 12 required courses in the Commercial Illustration Program, students will qualify to apply for certification. This process is free of charge and involves sending the student’s final portfolio to a panel of top industry illustrators and client representatives. When the majority of the panel agree that the portfolio is commercially viable the student will receive certification. We recommend the student should plan on six terms to complete the program before applying for a certificate.

Illustration by Andrew McDermott

Courses

In this next level of life drawing students will continue to study the forms and proportions of the human figure, as in Level 1, but with an illustration-based direction. With the life model as a source of reference there will be more emphasis on how figure drawing relates to illustration in a storytelling and narrative capacity. Students will work on exercises involving the human figure while continuing to learn the basics of anatomy and proportion. Various media ranging from graphite, watercolour, pastels, and acrylic will continue to be employed as students begin understanding how the figure relates to the environment it exists in.Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50520 10 aft Sa Jan 26, 2019 1400-1700 Andrew McDermott $435 Main Campus (Map)

For the prospective illustration student, learn to see and draw more believable figures by exploring the structure of proportion, balance, gesture, and value from an artistic perspective. Working with line drawing, tonal studies, and colour wash you will develop visual awareness and gain confidence in interpreting the fascinating human figure from life models.Note: Bring pad of 18" x 24" cartridge paper (not folded), two bull clips and drawing pencil or conte stick to first class. A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50530 10 eve Mo Jan 28, 2019 1900-2200 Paul Chizik $434 Main Campus (Map)

Photoshop is one of the most powerful and versatile tools for creating clean and professional digital illustrations. Over the first 6 weeks of this course, students will learn and practice a broad range of digital painting tools + techniques, which will lead to a series of project based assignments and a final project. Creative weekly exercises and real world project assignments will give students an opportunity to progress with confidence towards achieving a high level of painterly and polished illustrated imagery. Students will learn and practice the fundamental tools for working in the Photoshop environment, including the management of pixel-based layers, masks, vector graphics, colour palettes, brushes etc. Best practises and time saving shortcuts will help prepare the student for tight deadlines in the industry. Note: Students will need laptops and graphic tablets with stylus equipped with Adobe Photoshop software to take this course. (Wacom tablets are the most reliable brand for Adobe products)

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50660 5 eve Tu Jan 29, 2019 1900-2200 Zoe Evamy $545 Main Campus (Map)
  and 5 eve Tu Mar 12, 2019 1900-2200    

In this class the student will begin to develop visual thinking skills that apply to a typical illustration job. The emphasis will be on sketching for conceptual approach and the importance of incremental stages to a project such as thumbnail sketches, tight roughs, and working drawings. They will develop an understanding of how to refine their ideas with simulated projects such as spot and editorial illustrations for magazines etc. They will be encouraged to keep sketch books and develop a visual vocabulary that will begin to inform their own personal styles and voices.Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to the start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50535 10 eve Tu Jan 29, 2019 1830-2130 Jeff Burgess $435 Main Campus (Map)

Illustration is the visual communication of an idea, a story, or a message that appears in editorial, advertising, and publishing media, and it begins with drawing. This course will develop your drawing to clearly communicate your own ideas through strong composition, an understanding of perspective, and familiarity with different materials.Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50533 2 eve We Jan 30, 2019 1900-2200 Zoe Evamy $434 Main Campus (Map)
  and 1 eve We Feb 13, 2019 1900-2200    
  and 2 eve We Feb 20, 2019 1900-2200    
  and 1 eve We Mar 13, 2019 1900-2200    
  and 1 eve We Mar 20, 2019 1900-2200    
  and 3 eve We Mar 27, 2019 1900-2200    

In this course students will have chosen a specific direction as far as illustration style and content is concerned. They will be given open ended intensive projects that will be directly aimed at creating professional quality portfolios both hard copy and electronic. They will also be given direction in the creation of personal web-sites and marketing possibilities that relate to the different fields of where illustration is moving in our changing industry such as digital and social media applications, in-house comping and story-boarding for agencies and design firm and gallery and fine art approach.A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50534 10 eve Th Jan 31, 2019 1900-2200 Adam Rogers $590 Main Campus (Map)

In this course, you will learn a variety of techniques to be able to visually communicate what you want to achieve, how to tackle and problem-solve with different media, and to understand their properties and effectiveness. You will also learn to make intelligent colour decisions based on known illustration principles, gain the ability to create a successful value rendering, and to translate with the use of limited colour. Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50531 10 eve Th Jan 31, 2019 1900-2200 Andrew McDermott,
Andrew Young
$434 Main Campus (Map)

In this more advanced level of handling materials the student will work with the traditional mediums of oil and acrylics. They will learn a variety of applications and techniques such as impasto, modelling, and glazing. They will also discover the different properties of how oils and acrylics are applied. With the study of old masters methods and modern applications students begin to apply those skills in practise with still life, portraiture and landscape as well as interpreting reference material and applying it in an illustration context. Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50532 10 eve Fr Feb 01, 2019 1900-2200 Andrew McDermott,
Andrew Young
$540 Main Campus (Map)

Adobe Illustrator is one of the most popular computer applications for computer illustration in the design industry. Learn Illustrators full capabilities for creating logo design, line art, or continuous tone illustrations, as well as using colour and photography and importing or exporting files for use with other graphic applications.Prerequisites: Mac or PC experience.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50730 13 eve Mo Jan 14, 2019 1900-2200 Trevor Boytinck $499 Main Campus (Map)

This course is an introduction to the theory and application of color in art and design. Through class lectures, assignments and activities, you will examine colour through the lens of science, art history, psychology, sociology, cultural theory and contemporary advertising design. This exploration will provide you with a foundation in traditional color theory, while extending your formal and technical knowledge of colour.

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This course is not offered at this time. Please email jburgess@langara.ca for details.