Jumpstart Your Visual Narrative Skills, Enhance your Graphic Novel or Comic, & Become a Better Storyteller

Instructed by George Pratt
Saturdays, March 11, 18, & 25, 2017
2 pm - 5 pm CST

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS CLASS CLOSES MARCH 6

Image by George Pratt.

Image by George Pratt.

About the The Online Workshop

Use of materials is essential for establishing mood and emotion. This is critical in all facets of visual story telling. It is vital to create a visual feel for your imagery that is appropriate for the subject you are depicting. This is especially true for projects that have multiple visuals such as, graphic novels, comics, and Illustrated books that must convey a mood or emotion through multiple images. Individual paintings and illustrations can depict a mood or emotion establish by the use of media. For example; a portrait might convey a mood or emotion based on the choice of and attitude in which the materials are used. The concept of an illustration could be as simple as the mood or emotion that it depicts, the choice and use of media is essential for creating the mood and emotion.   

Through use of life experience, observation, sketchbook, research, photography and studio practices George will demonstrate his journey on creating a visual direction / look for a narrative or non-narrative body of work. George will show examples of previous projects and give demonstration on use of materials. Students will choose a direction for their assignment, either narrative or non-narrative and be given explanation on how to develop from process through completion. Emphasis will be placed on media exploration and establishing a visual solution for the project. 


Complete a Career-Oriented Assignment in Three Weeks

The Assignment:

Students will be challenged to create a visual solution that conveys a mood, emotion or action. The focus will be placed on media exploration. George will demonstrate the journey he takes with materials to set the emotional tone for a body of work or single image. Students can choose to produce an image based on a narrative or non-narrative. The emphasis will be establishing the mood, emotion or action with media. Students will choose the topic, medium, scale and dimensions.  


Watch A Legend Do What He Does Best

A number of live demonstrations will be completed during the workshop. The demonstrations will consist of watercolor and ink & rollers. 

Live Demonstrations:


Learn Your Little Heart Out

Live & Interactive:

All three installments of the workshop will be delivered 100% live on the above dates. All students attending the live session are allowed and encouraged to ask questions via the chat function or through mic capabilities. This is no different than a college classroom and we place a strong emphasis on community, dialogue, and conversation.


Image by George Pratt.

Image by George Pratt.

The Structure

Through discussion and examples of George Pratt’s work. George will describe how he uses media to establish a visual mood and emotion. He explains the technical use of media and how media can enhance your message.  All three sessions are Moderated by Illustration Academy Founder & acclaimed illustrator, John English.

Week One:
• Presentation/Lecture of George Pratt’s work (Graphic Novels, Covers, Paintings and Drawings)
• Lecture on Mr. Pratt’s working process (examples of process from previous assignments).
• Demonstration with media
• Give an assignment and demonstration on how to proceed.

Week Two:
• Review and critique student’s process work for the assignment.
• Additional demonstration by the instructing artist.

Week Three:
• Review and critique finished assignment.


Image by George Pratt.

Image by George Pratt.

Meet George Pratt

George Pratt is an award-winning painter, writer, photographer. His work is in numerous private collections world wide. He is a recipient of the Eisner Award for his graphic novels, a Spectrum Gold Medal, and Best Feature Documentary at the New York International Independent Film Festival for the documentary film "See You In Hell, Blind Boy". 

George was honored to be included in Walt Reed’s book The Illustrator in America 1860 – 2000. He was also awarded a Gold Medal in the Spectrum Awards of 2002 and has had his work exhibited many times at the Society of Illustrators in New York. George Pratt is a full time instructor at Ringling College of Art & Design.

 

Enroll Today!

(Enrollment Closes March 6)

Select from three unique learning packages, which are listed below. The Basic Kit, Office Hours, and Complete Portfolio Review & Mentorship offer increasing levels of personal guidance and one-on-one instruction.

Basic Kit

299.99
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  • Access link to 9 hours of live & online educational content, featuring George Pratt. Recorded versions of each session are also viewable on-demand.
  • Homework assignments developed and received directly from George Pratt.
  • The assignment you complete will be considered for the class' public critique during the workshop.
  • Students who sign up for this learning package are not guaranteed a critique and some will not receive a critique. 

Office Hours

399.99
Quantity:
Add To Cart
  • Access link to 9 hours of live & online educational content, featuring George Pratt. Recorded versions of each session are also viewable on-demand.
  • Homework assignments developed and received directly from George Pratt.
  • The assignment you complete will be considered for the class' public critique during the workshop.
  • Office hours with an Illustration Academy approved instructor - One-on-one personal review of project, and guidance with the assignment.

Mentorship

599.99
Quantity:
Add To Cart
  • Access link to 9 hours of live & online educational content, featuring George Pratt. Recorded versions of each session are also viewable on-demand.
  • Homework assignments developed and received directly from George Pratt.
  • The assignment you complete will be considered for the class' public critique during the workshop.
  • Office hours with an Illustration Academy approved instructor: One-on-one personal review of project, and guidance with the assignment.
  • Complete portfolio review and professional guidance by an Illustration Academy professional.

All images courtesy George Pratt.

* Level of assistance from Academy Instructors is dependent on the Learning Packages selected by students.