The next Illustration Academy Figure Drawing Session is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 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). Our featured artist for March will the highly acclaimed commercial and fine art painter, Mark English.
The Illustration Academy is proud to announce they will be hosting two life drawing sessions per month in Kansas City. Each month will feature a new illustrator with an experienced background in the illustration industry. The next Illustration Academy Figure Drawing Session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 6:00-9:00pm. Image by former Illustration Academy student, George Cwirko.
The Illustration Academy is where I go to recharge my batteries, both as an artist and as an instructor. All the instructors there are working professionals and include some of the top talents working today. I always feel incredibly privileged to be friends with these wonderful artists. What always impresses itself on me is that each and every one of these individuals is also still a student. They are constantly experimenting and striving to discover new ways of working, of stretching their skills to the next level of their personal artistic development."
The Illustration Academy has officially announced the week-by-week scheduling of their visiting instructors for 2016 Summer Workshop. The latest artist to book their appearance include famed illustrator and Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, Victo Ngai, Society of Illustrators gold medalist, Sterling Hundley, the highly acclaimed landscape painter, Francis Livingston, the legendary illustrator, Gary Kelley and Bill Carman, whose darkly twisted, fairytale-like illustrations have been featured by Hi-fructose Magazine, Spectrum, Society of Illustrators, and American Illustration. Image by Victo Ngai.
The Summer 2016 Workshop will mark the first year that artist, Bill Koeb, will be instructing at The Illustration Academy. One of several new additions to the list of instructors, Bill Koeb will be instructing alongside Mark English, Wesley Burt, John English, and George Pratt. Koeb will be attending the first week of The Illustration Academy.
Planet Comicon Kansas City has recently announced that Bill Sienkiewicz will be one of their featured artists at this year's event. Not only has Sienkiewicz established an extensive career in the graphic novel, comic book, and illustration industry, he will also be instructing at the Illustration Academy Summer 2016 Workshop. Learn more!