This month marks my fifth summer teaching in the School of Visual Arts Residency. Each year, a diverse group of students from around the world gather to immerse themselves in the New York illustration scene. As usual, this year's crop produced a stunning array of work. Here is just a small sampling from this terrific group. [Links to their instagram pages can be found with each image.]
This week brought to a close another June of teaching Illustration at the School of Visual Arts Summer Residency. Now in it’s tenth year, the residency gives artists a chance to immerse themselves in the New York illustration world through a rigorous program of coursework, as well as visits with professionals, organizations, and exhibitions.
Focusing on narrative illustration, my class guides students through the creation of a series of images inspired by a text of their choosing. As a teacher, it’s incredibly rewarding to see the development of these projects, from sketches to finished art, culminating with their Open Studios exhibition at the end of course.
Below is just a small sampling of work from this talented group.
For more information about SVA’s Summer Residency, click here.
Yesterday marked the completion of my third year teaching in the Illustration Summer Residency at the School of Visual Arts. Led by coordinator Viktor Koen, illustrators Paul Hoppe, Andrea Tsurumi, Lisel Ashlock, and myself, students absorb all they can from the New York illustration scene, while honing their skills in an intensive month-long program.
My class focuses on narrative illustration, for which students come armed with a short text of their choice to develop into a series of images. As in past years, they were a very international group—with only two from North America—and created projects that were as diverse as their home countries. All in all, the residency makes for a very rewarding gig for me. The photo above shows us celebrating all their hard work at last night's open studio reception, and below is a small sample of their work.