Mark English · John English· George Pratt · Gary Kelley · Brad Holland
(May 27 - June 3)
The first week of the academy includes hands on experience under the guidance of an iconic illustrator and painter, an Eisner Award-winning comic book artist, the most awarded artist by the Society of Illustrators, and a world renowned commercial and editorial artist.
The first in-person summer workshop will be led by John English, Mark English, George Pratt, Brad Holland, and Gary Kelley. Packed full of iconic talent, this week of hands-on experience revolves around the specialties, skills, and careers of these five artists.
On Monday, students will be given an assignment by the visiting instructors. The assignment will be reviewed and critiqued one-on-one with the instructors throughout the week. On Friday, the visiting instructors lead a constructive group critique of each student's finished piece.
The Day-to Day
When students aren't attending a lecture, demo, or critiques, they will be hard at work completing their assignment. Figure drawing is hosted three nights a week, maximizing the student's exposure to drawing and creative development.