Where is the workshop?

We are happy to call Kansas City, our headquarters. Kansas City offers a rich history of creative culture, innovation, and commercial artwork. Our program is hosted on the Rockhurst University campus. This iconic location is within walking distance of the Nelson Atkins Museum, The Kemper Museum, the Country Club Plaza, Westport, and a number of other outstanding art venues. Our central location in the city gives visiting students an amazing opportunity to absorb and enjoy the culture of Kansas City. We highly encourage students to explore the city as their skills evolve and change, especially for sketchbook development.

Is the Academy right for me?

The Academy accepts students from a wide span of experience. While technical application is critical to becoming a great illustrator, we believe the Academy can be an invaluable experience for beginners to advanced illustrators. The information is relevant to the industry and is designed to guide and assist students in building careers. Sometime, our most ambitious and dedicated students are the most successful attendees, despite their lack of experience. If you're ready to work hard and illustrate your heart out, this program is for you.

What are the important dates I need to know?

Registration for the workshop is on Sunday, June 11th at 5:00PM. The workshop begins Monday, June 12th at 9:00AM, and ends on July 15th. Students must checkout of the campus housing by 10:00 am on July 15. The last day of classes is July 14. July 15, students will move out of the student workshop by 12:00 pm.

Who can I contact with questions?

You can reach us by email at hello@theillustrationacademy.com or by phone (913) 579-1139

Where can I stay during the Academy?

Non-local students are highly encouraged to stay in Rockhurst University's Townhouse Village Units. These apartment-style living spaces are furnished two-story apartments. These units are located on Rockhurst University's campus and include 24 hour surveilance by campus police. In addition, the Townhouse Village neighbors the student workshop and classrooms, which is where all of The Illustration Academy's activities and events will be hosted. Staying on campus is not only a tremendously cost-effective and accessible lodging solution, but it also allows students to fully enjoy and benefit from The Illustration Academy community that manifests during the program.

Townhouse Village Unit Rates:

  • Single/Private: $55.00 per night ($385 per week)
  • Doubles/roommates: $32.50 per night ($227.50 per week)

What supplies do I need for the Academy?

All students need to have a laptop. We provide the wireless internet and printer. Students will be required to provide their own supplies while attending the Academy, with the exception of paper for figure drawing classes. Students will be required to purchase the specified paper at the appropriate time. There are several affordable art supplies stores located around Kansas City and students will be directed towards these resources.