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ILLUSTRATION AND VISUAL STORYTELLING:
ART AND INDUSTRY

Session 1: May 31-July 1, 2016
Session 2: July 5-August 5, 2016
Tuition: $3,000 per session
4 undergraduate studio credits per session 

This studio residency offers artists the opportunity to explore the wealth of resources available to professional illustrators in New York City while developing a portfolio of work that embodies personal vision.

With guidance from award-winning illustrators, participants will complete a body of work comprised of images created for assignments, as well as personal projects, aiming to showcase their individual style and aesthetic direction. The goals are to advance to the next level of artistic practice and to attain an enhanced position in the illustration marketplace.

A rigorous instructional program, built around courses in editorial illustration & portfolio development, sequential illustration, painting & drawing for illustrators, and visits to professional studios as well as exhibitions relevant to the illustration industry, will complement independent work. Together these initiatives form an intense program that fosters professional growth and the expansion of personal voice. Special lectures by guest artists, art directors, publishers, gallery directors and agents are designed to provide additional insight regarding the realities of a career in illustration.

Participants have access to a digital facility, as well as the opportunity to work in a variety of mediums. The program culminates in an open studio exhibition.


Faculty have included Kelynn Z. Alder, Lisel Ashlock, Gregory CranePaul HoppeViktor Koen and Anna Raff. Guests lecturers have included Marshall Arisman, Paul Buckley, Charles Hively, Aaron Meshon, Jonathan Levine, Cheryl Phelps, Joyce Wan, Heather Darcy Bhandari, Piper Lindgren and Pat Smith. Program coordinator: Viktor Koen. 

NOTE: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program.

For further information or questions regarding SVA's Summer Residencies e-mail [email protected] or call 212.592.2188.

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