Illustration

Broaden your illustration knowledge and creative potential through a range of projects using traditional and digital media. Create detailed and stylized illustrations that communicate ideas, capture characters and envision imaginary spaces. Future illustrators, animators, graphic novelists or fine artists are invited to learn traditional and digital illustration techniques as they develop their individual style and grow their body of work.

The Illustration studio runs July 4-29, 2022, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9am-4pm (Pacific Daylight Time, GMT -7). This studio is offered through the Summer Institute for Teens 2022. Please visit the Summer Institute for Teens main page to learn more about the program and access the registration webform.

Learning outcomes

Through successful completion of this studio, you will be able to:

  • Analyze visual and conceptual intentions of traditional and contemporary illustrations
  • Create illustrative imagery to represent concepts or communications
  • Illustrate using diverse application techniques and visual styles
  • Utilize various media, tools, and materials for dynamic illustration
  • Define and employ personal illustrative style for professional practices
  • Utilize digital and traditional tools and techniques within creative projects

Materials & Resources - On Campus (CETP 112 SU01)

Students participating in SIT will need to source their own supplies for their registered studio.

Full list of supplies will be available by May 1st, 2022

Estimate cost of supplies: $120-$140

Required software:

  • Adobe Photoshop*
  • Adobe Illustrator*

*ECU will provide access to the required softwares.

Materials & Resources - Online (CETP 112 SU02)

Students participating in SIT will need to have their own access to the required supplies and devices for their registered studio.

Full list of supplies will be available by May 1st, 2022

Estimate cost of supplies: $120-$140

Required software & apps:

  • Adobe Photoshop*
  • Adobe Illustrator*
  • Adobe Fresco*

*ECU will provide access to the required softwares and apps.

Required hardware for the online section:

  • Computer with webcam. Computers should meet the following minimum requirements to run Adobe CC.

  • Headphones and microphone

  • Recommended: Graphic tablet (Wacom, Huion or similar) to create hand-drawn illustrations directly on Adobe software.

  • Recommended: Tablet (iPad or Android) and stylus.