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COURSE NUMBER: ARTS 211
COURSE TITLE: Illustration
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Larisa Cheladyn
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 0 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 6)
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION: This studio course explores the principles of two-dimensional design and develops skills in a variety of media and techniques. The final project - the complete design and illustration of a handmade storybook - is approached through weekly exercises in aspects of page design and illustration, including composition, typography, drawing in pencil and in ink, painting in water colours and in acrylics, simple printmaking, and collage. Students are required to purchase materials and equipment for this course.

This session is broken down into 3 components:
  • Exploring a variety of media and techniques
  • Applying these discoveries to illustration, typography and layout
  • Creating of an illustrated digital book and print copy
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Collection Project 10%
Single Illustration Project10%
Short Story Project5%
Graphic Novel Project10%
Page design analysis5%
Final Project - Illustrated Book - Text for book5%
Final Project - Illustrated Book - Story Board10%
Final Project - Illustrated Book - Layout5%
Final Project - Medium Study5%
Final Project - Illustrated Book - Cover design5%
Final Project - Illustrated Book - Book15%

Illustration progress at private meeting

5%
Sketchbook10%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • 1.  Monday  Jan 8              
    • Introductions, review of assignments and supplies             
    • Set assignment: Collection Project Discussion: 
    • Basic elements of illustration  
    • Activity: illustrate a short poem 
  • 2. Wednesday Jan 10 
    • Set assignment: Sketchbook 
    • Activity: Pencil – line drawing, contour, negative space 
  • 3. Monday Jan 15    
    • Pencil –  pointillism, shading, smudging, crosshatching   
  • 4. Wednesday Jan 17
    • Value and composition studies in charcoal, chalk, and conte crayon   
  • 5. Monday Jan 22
    • Figure drawing in soft pencil
    • DUE:  Collection Project due at 2pm- 10% 
  • 6. Monday  Jan 29  
    • Activity: Exploring watercolour and pencil crayon
    • Set assignment: Single illustration project 
  • 7. Wednesday Jan. 31
    • Activity: work on single illustration project in watercolour 
  • 8. Monday Feb. 5
    •  DUE: Single illustration in watercolour at 2pm—10% 
    • Set assignment: Short Story Project                         (Parables and Miracles of Jesus) Activity – discussion of text/image sequence Activity  – Exploring oil pastels  
  • 9. Wednesday Feb 7        
    • Activity: Work on short story project 
  • 10. Monday Feb 12DUE: 
    • Short Story Project at 2pm
    • Introduce assignment: Final Project – Illustrated Book 
    • Set assignment: Graphic Novel double page spread   
    • Activity: Exploring the Graphic Novel 
    • Activity: Working with ink using various tools 
  • 11. Wednesday Feb 14  
    • Activity: work on the Graphic Novel project
    • Introduce coloured pencils as an option with ink
    • February 19-23: Reading Week no classes meet 
  • 12. Monday Feb. 26
    • Activity: work on graphic novel project 
    • Due: Graphic Novel 5pm –10%   
  • 13. Wednesday Feb. 28 
    • DUE at 2pm:  Part 1 of Final Project -Text and Project Description (150-200 words) -5%  (discuss with instructor in class) 
    • In-class assignment: Analyze a double-page spread for 5% 
    • Activity: Part 2: In-class work on storyboarding final project
  • 14.  Monday Mar. 5 
    • Discussion: Placement of typography as an expressive element Continue storyboarding the final project 
  • 15.  Wednesday Mar. 7
    • Continue story-boarding and making mini-book
    • DUE 5pm: Part 2 of Final Project -Storyboard for 5%  
  • 16.  Monday Mar 12
    • Activity: work on Part 3 of Final Project: Layout
    • Set assignment: Technique/Medium Study 
  • 17. Wednesday Mar 14
    • Due at 2pm: Final Project Layout 5%
    • Activity: Field trip to The Paint Spot 10032 81 Ave: spend at least $10 
  • 18. Monday Mar. 19
    • Activity: In-class work on Technique/Medium Study
    • DUE 5pm: Technique/Medium Study 5% 
  • 19. Wednesday Mar. 21
    • Activity: Cover design/binding examples
    • Due 5pm: Cover design by email as PDF for 5% 
  • 20. Monday Mar. 26
    • Work in class on final project
    • Select appointment with instructor for April 20 or 21 
  • 21. Wednesday Mar. 28
    • Work in class on final project 
    • Private appointments with instructor: 5% for illustration progress 
    • No class Monday April 2: Easter Monday 
  • 22. Wednesday Apr. 4
    • Sketchbooks due for 10% at 2pm
    • Work in class on final project  
  • 23. Monday Apr. 9
    • Work in class on final project 
  • 24. Wednesday Apr. 11
    • Work in class on final project 
  • 25. Monday Apr. 16 
    • Last Class Work on final project printing and binding 
    • By appointment  April 20  or Thurs April 21: 
    • Due: finished book bound and in print plus PDF 20%


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