July 23 - 27 Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Students will explore drawing and painting as a means of thought and communication. Aspects of art, storytelling and careers in illustration will be introduced alongside class projects. Student will develop skills in water-based media, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Projects include character illustration and album art. Upon completing the class, students will have learned how to produce a professional illustration from start to finish.
Jon Sideriadis has been an active freelance illustrator, writer, and production designer for over a decade. His expertise in science fiction & fantasy art and mythological storytelling brought in a wide variety of commissioned work in feature films, television shows, video games, novels, comics, board games, trading cards, and album covers. His motion picture job titles include co-writer and production designer of the science fiction short film, Blue Lollipop, and production designer of the feature film, Space Pirates. During his time as a creature effects and make-up artist in Los Angeles, Jon worked on monster make-up and costumes for feature length horror films including Silent Hill and Underworld 2. Some of his clients: Ye Olde Gaming Companye, Patrick Tatopoulos Designs, Eskimo Hill Pictures, Fuller Flippers, New Lands Press, KidsCOOK Productions, XVIVO 3D Animation Studios, Narcotics Anonymous World Services, the Hartford Courant, and Auf Dem Schwarzen Thron. He is currently writing and illustrating an original mythology series called Astromythos. It is an extensive series of books containing original myths from his invented universe. For more information visit Jon’s website: http://astromythos.com.
*Tuition includes all art supplies, materials and software licensing fees.
NOTE: All classes are open to high school students, freshman through seniors, with beginning to advanced level art training who want to further explore or expand their technical skills and artistic ability .
Monday, Jul. 23 - 1:00 pmtoFriday, Jul. 27 7:00 pm