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Upon completion of the 13 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 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
70463 3 eve Th Sep 20, 2018 1900-2200 Andrew McDermott,
Andrew Young
$434 Main Campus (Map)
  and 7 eve Th Oct 18, 2018 1900-2200    

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
70464 3 eve Fr Sep 21, 2018 1900-2200 Andrew McDermott,
Andrew Young
$540 Main Campus (Map)
  and 7 eve Fr Oct 19, 2018 1900-2200    

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
70467 2 aft Sa Sep 22, 2018 1400-1700 Andrew McDermott $435 Main Campus (Map)
  and 8 aft Sa Oct 20, 2018 1400-1700    

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
70468 10 eve Mo Sep 24, 2018 1900-2200 Paul Chizik $434 Main Campus (Map)

Many great artists of the past were in tune with the idea of visual communication and the need to connect with the audiences of their day. As illustration progressed from the 19th to the 20th centuries the advent of offset printing created what is now called the Golden Age of Illustration and the rest as they say is history. With this exciting and unique take on the traditional art history class, students will follow the styles and art movements that influenced illustration from the invention of the printing press to present-day digital media. This will also be a hands-on approach to learning, with drawing and painting exercises mixed with lecture and visual presentation.Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70462 10 eve Mo Sep 24, 2018 1900-2200 Janet Wang $435 Main Campus (Map)

In this second level of Applied Illustration students will continue to develop illustrational type drawing techniques with exercises designed to improve basic skills and begin grooming them for professional practices. As well they will take on more realistic type illustration projects while continuing to develop style, content, and personal voice in a more intensive approach to a typical job. They will continue to develop working habits through the incremental steps to a project but also begin carrying their projects through to a finished art stage.Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70454 10 eve Tu Sep 25, 2018 1900-2200 Zoe Evamy $540 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
70459 2 eve We Sep 26, 2018 1900-2200 Zoe Evamy $434 Main Campus (Map)
  and 1 eve We Oct 10, 2018 1900-2200    
  and 4 eve We Oct 17, 2018 1900-2200    
  and 1 eve We Nov 14, 2018 1900-2200    
  and 2 eve We Nov 21, 2018 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
70453 10 eve We Sep 26, 2018 1830-2130 Jeff Burgess $435 Main Campus (Map)

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
70472 10 eve Th Sep 27, 2018 1900-2200 Adam Rogers $590 Main Campus (Map)

Clip Studio Paint Pro, (formerly Manga Studio) has lately become one of the most popular softwares in comic book and commercial illustration. Its one of the most powerful illustration products on the market and stands out also for its affordable price. Together with Photoshop they offer a vast variety of capabilities to create the comic book and illustration artforms by opening up many different options for the illustrator in todays industry. The course will take you through assignments that reflect real industry standards and requirements in making illustration in this digital format while helping develop your individual stylistic approach to comic book and commercial illustration. Note: Optional for students to have laptops (either Mac or PC), Adobe Photoshop & Clip Studio Paint Pro software, and graphics tablet with stylus.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70452 6 aft Sa Oct 13, 2018 1400-1730 Jeffrey Ellis $528 Main Campus (Map)
  and 3 aft Sa Dec 01, 2018 1400-1730    

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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

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

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
70623 11 eve Mo Sep 10, 2018 1900-2200 Trevor Boytinck $499 Main Campus (Map)