2011 Illustration Forum is Here!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Illustration Arts Forum for 2011 is set for February 10-12, and it will be a fabulous weekend.

Our guests cover many bases from Children's Books to Historical Books to Editorial Illustration to Art Direction.

John Hendrix comes to us from St. Louis where he has a thriving freelance illustration career and teaches Illustration and Communication Design at Washington University in St. Louis. He is known for his wit, his wonderful draftsmanship and his hand-drawn type, which he will share in his workshop and demo on Friday.

Chris Buzelli grew up in Chicago, went to RISD (where he now teaches) and lives in New York. His work lives somewhere between Pop Surrealism and Editorial Illustration; smart, quirky, weird. But oh, so beautiful.

SooJin Buzelli, (wife to Chris, thus the same last name) has been art directing and designing magazines for more than 14 years. She took several tired old rags and transformed them into showcases of intelligent design and stunning illustration.

The Lecture will be at 6pm on Thursday, February 10th in the Digital Media Center. All SCAD-Atlanta students are welcome, but due to the small venue, it is not open to the general public.

Friday, February the 11th is Demo Day- each guest will be doing a process demonstration or workshop:
10:00am: John Hendrix will be in room 379 doing a process demo and a hand-drawn type demo.
1:30pm: Chris Buzelli will go from an idea to a sketch to a finished oil painting in two hours, or so he says...
4:00pm: SooJin Buzelli will talk about her work at Asset International, and why she's such a huge fan of illustration and illustrators. Tell your Graphic Design friends to come hear this inspired designer represent.

Saturday is set aside for Portfolio Review day. It's for ILLU Juniors, Seniors and Grads. Sign-up sheets are on my office door, room 381-B.

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