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Animal Illustration
10 weeks | $325 | Live Online

Learn how to capture the spirit of animals in your artwork with a focus on using watercolor.  This course will introduce the fundamental skills of depicting animals, including preliminary composition, sketching, finding good reference materials, and realistic rendering.

Basic concepts of animal anatomy including how to depict fur, feathers, facial features, motion and personality will be taught. Students will learn how to use and resource photographs of animals and how to combine them in a composition.  Basic watercolor techniques (like mixing colors), color theory, value, backgrounds and materials will be taught through engaging live online-demonstrations.  Students will have access to the instructor’s YouTube videos and have an option to interact and critique work with other classmates through private social media.

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer | Live Online
Course Fee: $325
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisite: Drawing I: Focus on Perception (ART-40166).
Materials: The updated list can be found on the right side of this webpage under "Related Documents".
Note: Elective course for Art and the Creative Process professional certificate.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Course Number: ART-40162
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Art and the Creative ProcessChildren’s Book Illustration

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