Leslie Cober Gentry Joins Visual Arts Passage as Guest Speaker for Summer Fine Arts and Illustration Courses

Leslie is currently the President of the prestigious institution, Society of Illustrators

Visual Arts Passage is thrilled to announce that Leslie Cober Gentry, the President of The Society of Illustrators NYC, Professor of Illustration at The Fashion Institute of Technology and Western Connecticut State University, and a renowned illustrator, will be joining our upcoming fine arts and illustration courses this summer as a guest speaker. This is an unparalleled opportunity for our students to learn from one of the most influential figures in the illustration industry.

About Leslie Cober Gentry

Leslie Cober Gentry is a highly esteemed illustrator whose work spans global publications and Fortune 100 companies. As President of The Society of Illustrators NYC, Leslie plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of illustration. Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators is the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration in America. The Society’s mission is to promote the art of illustration, appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures, and education, and contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large.

Leslie’s extensive career and influence in the field make her an invaluable addition to Visual Arts Passage’s roster of guest speakers. Her work is known for its creativity, detail, and broad appeal. Her experience working with top-tier clients around the world provides her with unique insights into the industry, which she generously shares with her students. Leslie’s commitment to education and her passion for illustration make her an inspiring mentor and speaker.

Courses Now Enrolling

Illustration & Fine Arts students gain access to all guest artist events.

Visual Arts Passage: The Best Online Art School

Visual Arts Passage is renowned for fostering a supportive community of passionate artists and educators. Our online courses provide art students with invaluable guidance, constructive feedback, and a competitive edge in career development. We offer personalized mentorship and guidance typically found in traditional education, but at a fraction of the cost. Our mentorship tracks are designed to help students succeed in various corners of the visual arts with real opportunities.

Visual Arts Passage offers a broad range of hands-on resources for artists at all levels of experience around the world. From personalized mentorship services to interactive lectures and demonstrations delivered by industry professionals, we create opportunities for artists to further their understanding of illustration and design, build a career-ready portfolio, and network with passionate artists globally.

Our classes maintain a small teacher-to-student ratio, ensuring every student receives extensive hands-on guidance and personalized coaching. Each course provides access to seven guest speakers and immersive sessions focused on developing skills for the industry.

EarlyBird Enrollment and Course Details

EarlyBird enrollment runs from May 21-28. Students can save $200 using the code CHIRP at checkout. Classes will start the weekend of July 13, and space is extremely limited, so early enrollment is highly recommended.

Why Join Visual Arts Passage This Summer?

  • Access to Expertise: Learn from Leslie Cober Gentry and other industry leaders.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Our courses cover essential skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in the visual arts.
  • Supportive Community: Engage with passionate artists and educators dedicated to your success.
  • Affordable Quality Education: Receive personalized mentorship and guidance at a fraction of the cost of traditional art schools.
  • Exclusive Discounts: Save $200 with EarlyBird enrollment using code CHIRP.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to learn from one of the best in the industry. Mark your calendars for May 21 and secure your spot for an enriching summer at Visual Arts Passage.


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