ARTD(IL)495 Illustration, Elena Lombardi, Spring 2019


Week 1

Mon 01.07

On Illustration
Work in class


Wed 01.09

Intro to project 1
Collage & Mixed Media
Work in class

Week 2

Mon 01.14

Slideshow About Drawing
P1 progress review
Work in class


Wed 01.16

Guest speaker

Week 3

Mon 01.21

Intro to project 2
Techniques Overview
Work in class


Wed 01.23

Slideshow Color & Palettes
P2 progress review
Work in class

Week 4

Mon 01.28

Work in class on P2


Wed 01.30

Work in class on P2

Week 5

Mon 02.04

Intro to project 3
Work in class


Wed 02.06

Slideshow A Brief History of the illustrated poster
Work in class on P3

Week 6

Mon 02.11

P3 progress review
Work in class on P3


Wed 02.13

Guest speaker - Paul Karasik
P3 progress review
Work in class on P3

Week 7

Mon 02.18

Intro to project 4
Children’s Books Illustration


Wed 02.20

Guest speaker


Week 8


MIDTERM BREAK (February 23 - March 3)


Week 9

Mon 03.04

Slideshow Characters, Emotions, Movement
P4 review
Work in class


Wed 03.06

Field trip: La Specola

Week 10

Mon 03.11

Slideshow Storyboarding & narratives
P4 review
Work in class


Wed 03.13

Slideshow Composition & Points of view
P4 review + work in class on page 1 and 2

Week 11

Mon 03.18

P4 review + work in class on page 1 and 2


Wed 03.20

P4 review + work in class on page 3 and 4

Week 12

Mon 03.25

P4 review + work in class on page 5 and 6


Wed 03.27

P4 review + work in class on page 5 and 6

Week 13

Mon 04.01

P4 progress review + work in class on cover


Wed 04.03

Field trip: Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Week 14

Mon 04.08

P4 progress review + finalize book


Wed 04.10


Week 15

Mon 04.15

Work in class on workbook


Wed 04.17

Final Group Review

Project List


Final Product

P1 Concept

Personal, art - COLLAGE

P2 Drawing


P3 Layout

Commercial - POSTER

P4 Visual Storytelling



(collecting all sketches and finals)


Grading & Attendance Policies

The course includes the 4 assignments described above.
Research and short papers may be assigned throughout the course.
Scheduled due dates might be subject to changes.

Graduate Students
Students in MFA, MA, and Post-Bac programs are expected to produce work at a level appropriate for students in a graduate program. They are required to additionally complete an in-depth study on one of the assigned topics by writing a short paper and by making a visual slideshow presentation in class. If they successfully complete the requirements for graduate students, they will receive graduate-level credit for the course.

Attendance is mandatory, absence will impact final grade. For every two unexcused absences, your grade will be lowered by 1/3 of a letter. Two late arrivals to class are considered the equivalent of one unexcused absence. Students who do not stay for the duration of a class session should be marked absent. Students who miss more than 20% of a course owing to unexcused absences cannot be given a passing grade for the course.

Grades are based on attendance, proficiency, effort, and improvement.

Grades range from A+ to F. The SACI grading scale follows:

A+   Outstanding

A     Excellent

A-    Nearly Excellent

B+   Very Good

B     Good

B-    Nearly Good

C+   Above Satisfactory

C     Satisfactory

C-    Below Satisfactory

D     Unsatisfactory

F     Failure


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