Illustration Academy Launches Online Portfolio Development Workshop

Illustration Academy Launches Online Portfolio Development Workshop

The Illustration Academy is proud to announce that acclaimed illustrator, George Cwirko-Godycki, will be instructing an immersive Portfolio Development Workshop. With the assistance of Illustration Academy founder, John English, George will guide artists in the creation of an attention grabbing, professional portfolio. This series of online classes will be fully immersive, interactive and will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, 12, & 19 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST. 

Illustration Academy Launches Online Platform

Illustration Academy Launches Online Platform

This September, the Illustration Academy will be hosting their first live, online, and interactive workshop. The immersive illustration workshop will be led by Eisner Award-winning and Emmy nominated artist, Bill Sienkiewicz. In collaboration with Mr. Sienkiewicz, The Academy plans to extend their education platform in a manner that is flexible and accessible to artists around the world. This will be the first of an ongoing series of workshops. 

May Life Drawing Session

May Life Drawing Session

The next Illustration Academy Life Drawing Session is scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 6:00-9:00pm. The session is open to the public. It will be hosted at an artist studio in the West Bottoms (1212 W. 8th street, Kansas City, MO 64101). This will be the last figure drawing session that is open to the public before The Illustration Academy 2016 Summer Workshop. The 2016 Summer Workshop figure drawing sessions are hosted three days a week on the Rockhurst University campus. Only students attending single weeks or the full 5-week program of The Illustration Academy are permitted to attend. There is still time to enroll, so sign up before it's too late.

Illustration Academy Presents at Planet Comicon!

Illustration Academy Presents at Planet Comicon!

In collaboration with BC Applied Arts, The Illustration Academy is attending Planet Comicon the weekend of May 20-22. In addition to hosting guests such as Stan Lee and film director Kevin Smith, Planet Comicon has invited two Illustration Academy instructors as their honorable guests. Both George Pratt and Bill Sienkiewicz, who are instructing at The Illustration Academy this summer, will be attending the largest show in the Kansas City area. Image courtesy Bill Sienkiewicz.

Illustration Academy Hosts Cosplay Life Drawing at Planet Comicon

Illustration Academy Hosts Cosplay Life Drawing at Planet Comicon

Join graphic novelist George Pratt and acclaimed illustrator John English for Cosplay Figure Drawing with The Illustration Academy! Several of Planet Comicon’s most impressive cosplayers will be modeling for all of the artists in attendance at this special event. Pratt has received the Eisner Award for Best Painted Graphic Novel and is consistently included in Spectrum and Society of Illustrators Annuals. Image courtesy George Pratt © Marvel

Earn Credit Hours at The Illustration Academy!

Earn Credit Hours at The Illustration Academy!

Bethany College Applied Arts program (learn more) is now offering up to 12 hours of transferable credit for attending The Illustration Academy. Bethany College Applied Arts is an innovative Bachelor of Arts program where the artists who are redefining our industry are redefining arts education to make it more affordable, accessible and applicable to a real world career.