ART304, Depiction: Illustration +
Printmaking: This studio course explores sequential
art and design practices in genres including graphic novels, comic
strips and children's books. Students learn relief printmaking and
book illustration methods, and create storyboards for
Students learn illustration techniques using both handmade,
traditional processes and digital processes. Traditional
illustration relies on inking with pens, markers, and brushes,
often using tracing paper or a tracing table. Digital processes
rely on software such as Adobe Illustrator and Manga Studio, which
can either entirely digitally or in conjunction with scanned
Students work in three different areas so that they can build
skills that allow them to make artwork and designs that might be
displayed in a variety of locations, whether it be in an art
gallery, book, or website.
- Pen & Ink
- Bush & Ink
- Digital Illustration
- Relief Printmaking
Illustration styles are often built on particular media, whether
it is the fine calligraphic line of a pen with a nib, soft
brushstrokes, or the bold definition from makers.
- Adobe Illustrator
- Manga Studio
- Large Format Printer
- Printmaking Press
- Digital Scanner
- Mounting Press
Each of these tools affords opportunities to build and polish
Key Student Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course students will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of art +
design, including visual vocabulary, and technical sensibility
towards composition and materials.
- Demonstrate an understanding of connectivity of a variety of
art + design methods, materials, techniques and technologies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual underpinning
of art + design in terms of history, process and theory.
- Interpret, compare and critique their own and other's work in
terms of materials, processes and concepts (demonstrating critical
abilities with respect to innovation, craft and