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FOUNDATIONS

Everyone starts somewhere. 

 
 

Rob Jordan, Passage Student

 

A hit-the-ground-running online course for beginners

Recommended for Beginners

Personal
Guidance

5
Weeks

This hit-the-ground-running course is perfect for beginner artists who plan to attend our Illustration or Entertainment & Game Arts Programs. Foundations is the forerunner to both programs courses. This class is perfect for artists working to develop an advanced comprehension of illustration. Every student is assigned a working professional as a mentor. This mentor  will share all of the tools you need to accelerate as an illustrator. The course covers sketching, drawing, and the necessary skills to understand the foundations of illustration. This course is led by one industry-vetted mentor. Foundations is a preliminary course for both our Illustration and Entertainment & Game Arts Programs. It is highly recommended for beginners, but is not required of intermediate or advanced students.

  • Sketchbook Assignments: How artists use their sketchbook to develop ideas.
  • Simple Media: Basic understanding of use and materials
  • Basic Picture-making: Beginning composition and drawing
  • Drawing: Working from memory, life and reference
 
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Foundations Mentor:

John English

John founded The Illustration Academy in 1995. He also co-founded the online educational program, Visual Arts Passage. He has received numerous awards from The New York Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts. His clients include: Newsweek, Esquire, Money, Penguin Books, Bantam Books, Atlantic Records, Boeing, Chrysler, Hitachi, 7-Up, NCAA, and Sprint.

 

Schedule: Schedule:
11 Classes, 3 hours,
On-demand
access

Delivery: 
Online: live & recorded

Difficulty: 
Recommended for beginner artists

Medium: 
Digital & traditional

Size: 
8-12
Students

Cost:
$799