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HS Illustration Course Descriptions

Broaden your artistic skills as you investigate illustration careers with advertising agencies, publishing companies, design studios, and in-house graphics departments.

HIL 011 Sketch a Model: Fashion Illustration for Beginners
Imagine sketching a live model fashionably dressed from head to toe. This course will help you use basic media to explore your own approach to fashion illustration. Gallery

HIL 012 Drawing for Illustration
Get a feel for what it takes to become a professional illustrator while you improve your drawing skills, learn about materials and techniques, and build your portfolio. In this course, you'll draw from live models and still-life arrangements and work on specific projects such as magazine covers, posters, and book and editorial illustrations. Gallery

HIL 015 Learn the Art of Comic Book Drawing
Do you dream of creating your own superhero comic or graphic novel? This course teaches you to use pencil and ink to develop your own comic-book style. You'll also get an overview of the industry and explore comic-art career options.

HIL 107 Drawing the Figure in Costume
A vampire, a belly dancer, a fairy princess, or a pharaoh; you'll focus on whatever fantasy is at hand as you draw professional models in costumes. This course emphasizes basic anatomy, facial features, and costume-detail rendering.

HIL 163 Human Anatomy
This introductory course focuses on drawing the human body, skeleton, and related muscular systems. You'll use plaster casts, medical charts, videos, and direct model drawing to improve your skills. Please note: nude models may be used in this course. For students interested in art and design, science, and pre-med college majors.

HIL 164 Sports Illustrating for the Artist
In this course, you'll learn how the artist can capture the drama of sports through drawing and other techniques. Historical perspectives and on-site explorations are encouraged, and the class will take a field trip to a local sporting event.

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