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Animal Illustration
9 weeks | $295 | In-Class

Learn how to capture the spirit of animals in your artwork. This course introduces the basics 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, features, motion and personality will be taught. Using pencil, colored pencil, scratchboard and other media, students will work from museum specimens, photographs and real life. Students will learn methods and techniques for creating finished pieces of art for their portfolios or for display.

Quarters Offered: Winter | In-Class
Course Fee: $295
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisite: Drawing I: Focus on Perception (ART-40166).
Materials: See list below.
Note: Elective course for Art and the Creative Process professional certificate.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Updated Materials List (11/20/20)
Due to COVID-19 and changing availability of art materials, our instructor will re-structure the required materials for this course. As a heads-up, we will be working with watercolors, markers,  Prismacolor Pencils and graphite.  More information will be sent to you around November 27th.  

Bristol paper, 9x12"
Scratchboard and scratch tool (at least 6x6", no bigger than 9x9")
Pencils (2B, 4B, 6B)
Kneaded eraser
Faber Castell, dust free eraser
Sketchbook 9x12"
Black, thin pen (e.g. Micron)
Speedball sketching dip pin set
Waterproof black india ink in a bottle
One sheet of Canson grey paper (warm or cool grey)
One black and one white Prismacolor colored pencil
Matboard or illustration board
Masking tape
Exacto knife or utility blade
Portfolio or large padded envelope

Course Number: ART-40162
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
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