(ENDED) Beginner Illustration Sessions – Summer 2019

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS ADDED! Space available in 10am class sessions!

Where: Heritage Elementary School

When: Monday through Thrusday, June 17-20, 2019. 10:00-12:00 or 2:00-4:00 (pay per session, or get 10% off if you register for all 4 days)

Supplies: Included in class fee (Micron pens, colored pencils, and Copic markers)

Art Instructor: Noel Newquist (Mr. New)

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Beginner Illustration Learning Targets

The purpose of the Beginner Illustration sessions is to learn how to tell stories with art. The first two sessions will focus on parts of a story – characters, setting, and plot. The final two sessions will focus on putting those pieces together to create full scale illustrations of different kinds. These classes are OPEN TO ALL AGES. You’re never to young or old to start learning about art! If you took this class last summer, and you’re looking for something more advanced, we recommend that you try our Advanced Illustration sessions this summer!

Session Offerings

The cost of each session is $25 for a two-hour class. Register for all four sessions, and get 10% off!

Session 1 – Character Design
Learn how to build a character from the ground up, including back story, personality traits, and visual appearance. Micron pens, colored pencils, and Copic markers.
Monday, June 17th, 10:00-12:00 or
Monday, June 17th, 2:00-4:00pm

Session 2 – Setting Creation
Learn how to design a setting that visualizes the mood of the story and draws the viewers into a new world. Micron pens, colored pencils, and Copic markers.
Tuesday, June 18th, 10:00-12:00 or
Tuesday, June 18th, 2:00-4:00pm

Session 3 – Full Page Illustrations
Learn how to illustrate a full page of a story, including characters and setting, while telling the plot of the story through visual means. Micron pens, colored pencils, and Copic markers.
Wednesday, June 19th, 10:00-12:00 or
Wednesday, June 19th, 2:00-4:00pm

Session 4 – Making Comic Strips
Learn how to layout a comic strip or page, using frames to tell a sequential story. Micron pens, colored pencils, and Copic markers.
Thursday, June 20th, 10:00-12:00 or
Thursday, June 20th, 2:00-4:00pm

Showcase from Previous Art Camps


Mister New will provide all of the necessary supplies, to include pencils, erasers, papers, Micron pens, colored pencils, Copic markers, etc. As references, students in the Illustration courses will use favorite stories, photographs, and imagination. If you wish, you may also choose to bring your own supplies and/or stories in addition to those provided.

Class Size

A maximum of 20 students will be allowed per session. If that threshold is met, we will consider offering the same classes again later in the summer.


Heritage Elementary School
11775 County Line Road
Madison, AL 35758

Art Instructor

The Illustration sessions will be taught by local elementary school art teacher: Noel Newquist, known as Mr. New by students across Madison. As a National Board Certified art teacher for Madison City’s elementary schools, Mr. New has 11 years of experience working with every level of art student, from beginners to national award-winners. To enjoy free lessons from Mr. New, check out Mr. New’s Art Class on YouTube.


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