Illustration Sessions (SOLD OUT)

Unfortunately, the 2018 Illustration Sessions are all full at this time. If you are interested in learning the topics discussed in these courses, we recommend that you register for our Art Exploration Sessions, where you can choose your own supplies and topics. Contact us if you have any further questions.

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Illustration Learning Targets

The purpose of the 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.

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 18th, 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 19th, 2:00-4:00pm

Session 3 – Cover Illustrations
Learn how to illustrate the front cover of a story (book, movie, etc), including characters and setting, but without giving away too much of the plot. Micron pens, colored pencils, and Copic markers.
Wednesday, June 20th, 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 21st, 2:00-4:00pm

Showcase from Last Year’s Art Camps


Newquii Studios 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 an art teacher for Madison City’s elementary schools, Mr. New has 10 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. To see some of Mr. New’s artwork, check out the Original Artwork section of our shop.

Additional information


June 18th, 2:00pm – Character Design, June 19th, 2:00pm – Setting Creation, June 20th, 2:00pm – Cover Illustrations, June 21st, 2:00pm – Comic Strips/Pages, All 4 Sessions – June 18, 19, 20, and 21


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