Anchorage builds character through the arts

April 5, 2014 by  

In an upcoming Anchorage workshop, students will use illustration features, such as drawings or photographs, to create portraits using fundamental shapes and expressive stances. This course is open to all artists, no matter what their skill levels.

The Anchorage Museum may have chosen postcard printing to share information about this educational art course with people from all over the area.

As part of the session, guests will learn how to take a photograph and create a human character within an illustrative drawing, selecting various poses. This class will focus on using fundamental illustration techniques such as shapes, shading, and expression to create some dynamic poses.

This course is being taught by freelance artist Lucan Elliot, whose specialty is illustration of children’s books and comic characters using both digital and traditional media. Elliot received the 2013 Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce ‘Artist of the Year’ and was semi-finalist in the 2013 Nickelodean Artist Fellowship. He has a BA in Fine Art.

The cost to attend this educational art workshop is $101, subject to change, per person. The Illustration Building Character workshop will be happening on Tuesday, April 8, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Anchorage Museum located at 625 C. Street in Anchorage, Alaska. To register, or to find out more, please visit the museum’s website or call 907-929-9201.