you and your own kickass illustration
october 9–11, 2023
I won’t teach you how i make my illustrations. You are you, not me. so, let me help you to bring out the best of yourself in your own artwork instead. My joy is seeing you thrive creating your own unique illustrations based on your personality, your interests, and your individual strengths and weaknesses.
This masterclass includes a preparatory one-time, one-on-one zoom portfolio review (15–20 minutes) prior to the actual meeting. Each of you will be given individual “homework”: to get the most out of the three-day class, you are encouraged to bring in some ideas on the first day which i will help you to create. During the masterclass, you will also be given mini assignments daily to work and learn together. There will also be a lecture about business and self-promotion. And of course you are welcome to ask me any questions.
Please bring some pens, pencils, etc. (basic materials and supplies to do your sketches).
To do your illustrations, you can use any medium of your choice, both / either physical and / or digital. We kindly ask you to refrain from using oil paint or other toxic materials though.
3 day illustration masterclass
and portfolio review
october 9–11, 2023
This workshop is designed for advanced level: you are either a professional illustrator already or close to the professional level. You are capable of creating your own illustrations (= not copied or recreated from existing works by others) from start to finish and you have a body of work to show for the one-on-one portfolio review.
Course language: English
Max. number of participants: 10
ticket price includes:
workshop fee (incl. 20% VAT tax),
soft drinks, coffee/tea, snacks during breaks
YUKO SHIMIZU is a multi-award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York. Yuko is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and has 20 years of experience illustrating and teaching. Her work includes multiple disciplines; from pages of the New York Times, TIME to WIRED, advertising for BBC, Apple, SONY, and Paramount, to name a few. She has collaborated with the Smithsonian Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Library of Congress. in 2020, a collaboration with Artechouse brought her drawings to large-scale interactive experiences. Yuko has won more than 15 medals from the Society of Illustrators since 2006, and was recently awarded the Caldecott Honor (2021), one of the highest awards for picture books, for The Cat Man of Aleppo (Penguin, 2020). Yuko was also chosen as one of the 100 Japanese people the world respects (世界が尊敬する日本人100）by Newsweek Japan in 2009.