This class is designed to help the student /emerging artist prepare for professional practices by instruction on applications and tasks associated with computers and the Internet. Students will be encouraged to research their choice of market segments and design their final presentations around specific venues/targets they are considering.
Learning what goes into creating comics and good sequential storytelling involves understanding artistic disciplines from illustration to graphic design. Every week in this class we will be concentrating on a different concept or discipline that is involved in making comics. Topics will include figure drawing, perspective, composition, inking, different types of panel to panel storytelling, how timing is handled in comics, even costume and character design.
Perspective helps us to translate the illusion of 3-dimensional space on a 2-dimensional plane. In this class we will begin to take the rules learned in introduction to perspective and build on them by learning how to create scale, design shots through usage of the horizon line. How techniques such as forced perspective and 3-point perspective can be used to make a drawing even more dynamic, and how the combination of all these techniques put together work to create better illustrations.
This is a course designed for writers looking to create screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays for one-hour televisions shows. Paramount in this effort, we will focus on an approach which is necessary in all dramatic writing — the importance of conflict.
Join two Star Trek fan-favs Casey Biggs (“Damar” of Deep Space Nine) and Jeffrey Combs (“Weyoun” of Deep Space Nine and “Cmdr Shran” of Enterprise) for an entertaining Q&A, as they answer questions about the Star Trek universe and more!
Jessica will teach participants over Zoom giving customized instruction as they paint a still life (or an image) at their home. She will convey fundamental painting principles and advise participants on their painting process. Those who would prefer to paint along independently are welcome to.