Illustration and Visual Storytelling: Art and Industry

Session I: May 28-June 28

Session II: July 9-August 9
4 undergraduate studio credits per session
$2,400/session; $4,500 for both sessions

This studio residency offers artists the opportunity to explore the wealth of resources available to professional illustrators in New York City while developing
a portfolio of work that embodies personal vision.

With guidance from award-winning illustrators, participants will complete a body of work comprised of images created from assigned projects, as well as those self-directed by the artist, with the aim of showcasing personal style and aesthetic direction. The goals are to advance to the next level of artistic practice and to attain an enhanced position in the illustration marketplace.

A rigorous instructional program, including sessions in portfolio development, sequential illustration and painting from life, and visits to professional studios will complement independent work. Together these initiatives form an intense program that fosters professional growth and an expansion of personal voice. Special lectures by guest artists, gallery directors, publishers and art directors are designed to provide additional insight regarding the realities of a career in illustration.

Participants have access to a digital facility, as well as the opportunity to work in a variety of mediums. The program culminates in an open studio exhibition.

Faculty and lecturers have included Marshall Arisman, Paul Buckley, Gregory Crane, Paul Hoppe, Viktor Koen and Cheryl Phelps.

NOTE: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program.

For further information or questions regarding SVA's Summer Residencies contact:

Keren Moscovitch
Assistant Director, Special Programs
Division of Continuing Education
Tel: 212-592-2188