» a blank canvas is a chance to create the best image you have ever created. it doesn’t happen often, but it is very satisfying when you do create something that makes you excited.«

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# illustration

JAMES YANG
finding the essence of ideas
june 27–30, 2024

The importance of finding the root of an idea is the topic of this masterclass with illustrator JAMES YANG. james will show you how to free your mind from the anxiety of creating ideas, and give you strategies on how to find unique solutions to illustrate even complex concepts. you will work on assignments based on real life projects, and learn how to turn thumbnails into sketches and a great final illustration. after this workshop you will have a method which helps you to painlessly come up with visuals for any topic, by finding the essence of ideas.

required material

for idea exercises, bring a large inexpensive stack of drawing papers, a pad of tracing paper, sketchbook you normally use, pens, permanent markers, pencils, and tape. Please also bring any material you want to use to make your final illustration, which is up to you to decide. you may want to look up reference materials, or do research, so having some kind of web device would also help (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc. free wifi will be provided).

info

4 day illustration masterclass
june 27–30, 2024

skill level: recommended for advanced / intermediate level
course language: english

max. number of participants: 12
min. number of participants: 9*

 

tickets

early bird: EUR 720,–
(available until december 5, 2023)
regular: EUR 780,–

ticket price includes: 
workshop fee (incl. 20% VAT tax),
soft drinks, coffee/tea, snacks during breaks

booking

for registration and booking, please send us an email and we will get back to you with all necessary details.

* please note: this class will only take place if the minimum number of participants is reached by march 5, 2024.
application is open until this date or until the class is fully booked. 

JAMES YANG

JAMES YANG was born in oklahoma and graduated from virginia commonwealth university with a bachelor of fine arts degree in communication arts and design. within a few years of entering the marketplace, his work appeared in prestigious trade publications such as american illustration, communication arts, 3×3 magazine, graphis, how, print, and the art directors club of new york.

james has won over 250 awards for design and illustration excellence including best of show from 3×3 magazine. he has taught and lectured at a variety of institutions including SVA, Parsons, FIT, SCAD, american university in lebanon, and was an executive board member for ICON, a biennial illustration conference.

james currently lives in brooklyn, where he happily works for a variety of clients worldwide, book publishers and animators. His wallpaper for the MTA is now on trains in new york city, and he is the author and illustrator of american library association award winning children’s books, bus! stop! and a boy named isamu, published by viking.

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