Instructors: Edward Kinsella III
Difficulty: Intermediate/experienced
Length: 11 weeks (11 classes = 33+ hours of class)
Delivery: Live, online, and fully-interactive
Class size: 5-12 students

This course explores the art of developing a compelling and engaging story, a critical component of visual narrative. This skill can be applied to all corners of the creative industry. Each class includes lectures, demonstrations, critiques, or projects.

 

⚡ Identifying problems
⚡ Visual problem solving
⚡ Mood & emotion
⚡ Storytelling
⚡ Narrative
⚡ Image development

Instructor

⬇️ Edward Kinsella III

Edward Kinsella III

An internationally celebrated artist in the editorial and publishing industry

Edward's work has been commissioned by iconic magazines and publishers internationally. His work is regularly showin in gallery exhibitions. His clients include but are not limited to: The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Criterion Collection, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Playboy, Penguin, The Boston Globe, Wired, Nautilus Magazine, Washington Post, Scholastic, The New York Times, New York Magazine.

Guest Speakers

⬇️ Natalie Hall

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A world-renowned tattoo artist and illustrator

Natalie Hall is a professional illustrator and tattoo artist. Her work has been featured by major productions in the entertainment industry. She is a highly sought after tattoo artist, with clients traveling from across the globe for her work.

Her illustration work was most recently featured in Guillermo Del Toro’s film, ‘The Shape of Water’.

⬇️ Sterling Hundley

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One of the most awarded illustrators of all time.

Sterling Hundley is an internationally acclaimed illustrator. His work has appeared regularly in the pages of Communication Arts, American Illustration, Print Magazine, the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, 3 x 3, Graphis, Step by Step Graphics, the Society of Publication Designers, and the New York Society of Illustrators. Clients include Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Atlantic Monthly, the Grammys, GQ, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper Collins, Penguin/Putnam, Random House, Scholastic, and Knopf. From 2006-08, Sterling was the most highly awarded illustrator in the US.

Course Syllabus

⬇️ Class 1: Identifying Visual Problems

Presentation: Lecture or demo
Discussion: Review of student work
Homework: Begin Assignment 1

⬇️ Class 2: Sketching & Thumbnails

Presentation: Lecture or demo
Discussion: Assignment 1 progress and critique
Homework: Assignment 1 (continued)

⬇️ Class 3: Guest Speaker

Presentation: TBD. Determined by the guest speaker’s industry.
Discussion: Critique of finished assignments
Homework: Begin Assignment 2

⬇️ Class 4: Narrative Development

Presentation: Lecture or demo
Discussion: Assignment 2 progress and critique
Homework: Assignment 2 (continued)

⬇️ Class 5: Drawing Process

Presentation: Lecture or demo
Discussion: Critique of finished assignments
Assignment: Begin Assignment 3

⬇️ Class 6: Painting Process

Presentation: Lecture or demo
Discussion: Critique of Assignment 3 progress
Homework: Continue work on Assignment 3

⬇️ Class 7: Mixed Media Character Design

Presentation: Lecture or demo
Discussion: Critique of finished Assignment 3
Homework:Begin Assignment 4

⬇️ Class 8: Understanding Ideation

Presentation: Lecture or demo
Discussion: Critique of Assignment 4 progress
Homework: Continue work on Assignment 4

⬇️ Class 9: Understanding Ideation cont.

Presentation: Lecture or demo
Discussion: Critique of finished Assignment 4
Homework: Begin Assignment 5

⬇️ Class 10: Guest Speaker

Presentation: TBD. Determined by the guest speaker’s industry.
Discussion: Critique of assignment 5 progress
Homework: Continue work on Assignment 5

⬇️ Class 11: Portfolio Development

Presentation: Lecture or demo
Discussion: Critique of finished Assignment 5