The Visual Scout: Exploring The Summer Workshops at Illustration Academy

Our Partners at The Illustration Academy are finalizing all of the mentors who will lead their famous summer workshop programs in 2019 and we have a sneak peek at Week One. Let’s explore!

 George Pratt, Instructor 2019 Summer Workshops

George Pratt, Instructor 2019 Summer Workshops

George Pratt is an award-winning painter, writer, photographer. Pratt is one of the most respected and accomplished artists in illustration and painting. He has become an iconic figure in the entertainment and comic book industry. He is a recipient of the Eisner Award for his graphic novels, a Spectrum Gold Medal, and Best Feature Documentary at the New York International Independent Film Festival for the documentary film "See You In Hell, Blind Boy". 

As an illustrator, Gary Kelley's awards have included 27 gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York; also Best-In-Show recognition in New York and Los Angeles Illustrators’ Exhibitions. He was elected to Society of illustrators Hall of Fame 2007. His list of clients includes work for Time, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, and Playboy Magazines. Also, The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, The Santa Fe Opera and Geffen Playhouse.

 Gary Kelley, Guest Speaker 2019 Summer Workshops

Gary Kelley, Guest Speaker 2019 Summer Workshops

 John English, Co-Founder of Visual Arts Passage and Instructor 2019 Summer Workshops

John English, Co-Founder of Visual Arts Passage and Instructor 2019 Summer Workshops

John English was inspired by his early experiences in Connecticut where he was raised in the company of New York’s most talented illustrators. He has received numerous awards from organizations including New York Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Graphis and Print Magazine.

John’s work has graced the cover of Newsweek, the pages of Esquire, Money, and Essence, and the publications of Penguin Books, Bantam Books, Atlantic Records, Boeing, Chrysler Corporation, Hitachi, 7-Up, NCAA, Sprint Corporation, and the Knoll Furniture Group.

Bill Sienkiewicz is an Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist best known for revamping the style of comic and graphic novel illustration from 1980 onward, most notably with Marvel Comic's Elektra: Assassin and his acclaimed graphic novel Stray Toasters, earning him an international reputation and cult status across media industries. He created groundbreaking movie promotional art for The Dark Knight, The Grinch, Unforgiven and the hit video game Resident Evil.

 Bill Sienkiewicz, Instructor 2019 Summer Workshops

Bill Sienkiewicz, Instructor 2019 Summer Workshops

 Mark English, Co-Founder & Instructor 2019 Summer Workshops

Mark English, Co-Founder & Instructor 2019 Summer Workshops

Mark English is the co-founder of The Illustration Academy along with his son, John English. Mark has been one of the leading illustrators in the US and abroad for three decades. His unique style is easily recognizable in such publications as McCalls, Time, Sports Illustrated, Redbook, Atlantic Monthly, and others. He has won literally hundreds of awards for his work and has been the most awarded illustrator in the history of the Society of Illustrators in New York.