Artistic Illustrators: Their Aims, Techniques and Achievements

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Bi-weekly, Week One,  Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 12: noon
FALL TERM ONLY — In-person **NEW**

Small group workshop therefore membership will be limited

Capturing the world and stories through illustration is an essential part of human culture although most illustrators remain anonymous to their viewers. Through illuminated manuscripts, early music and literature, to modern books and advertising, artistic illustrators have explained, interpreted, entertained, influenced, and ridiculed.

We will highlight artistic illustrators from various times and types such as: posters, magazines, books, advertising, science and politics, to representational, architectural and fashion drawings. Artistic illustrators we may discuss are, among others, Norman Rockwell, Beatrix Potter, Edward Hopper, DaVinci, Andy Warhol, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and Henry Moore.

Participants may choose from a list sent to group members or propose an illustrator of choice, and deliver a 25-minute digital presentation covering the illustrator’s objectives, technique, unique style, and accomplishments. In this fall-term only workshop, group membership and the number of presentations in any one genre will be limited.


While engaged in many roles as an educator, Sharon Harris ( pursued a second career as a fine-art photographer and exhibited internationally. Her Fine Arts and Education degrees focused on creativity and photography, and being a culture-vulture she is now eagerly resuming her pursuit of all the arts.

Patti Stoll ( is a retired consultant, professor of management, and dean of business. Since joining the Academy in 2017 Patti has enjoyed learning with colleagues, volunteering, and co-facilitating workshops in fitness and in the arts. She is looking forward to another year of challenging and fun workshops.

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