*SmArt School teachers sometimes have to travel for professional reasons. If they must miss a class they will notify all students during class time and add a session to the end of the calendar. No class is held during Thanksgiving, Illuxcon Week**, or between Christmas and New Years. All Classes meet live and are not recorded due to proprietary content. Teaching will not happen via email, only during class time.
Conceptual Illustration With Sam WEber
Through individual portfolio assignments Sam will help his students build nuanced, conceptually-driven illustrations. The students will create the kind of thoughtful imagery used for editorials, short stories, and contemporary fiction. They will learn to problem-solve the process of building nuanced communications through evocatively layered symbols. As a vital part of this class students will show their work to and receive individualized feedback from Claire Merchlinsky, Illustrator and former freelance art director for the New Yorker and current freelance art director for Medium.com. We are very excited to have Sam mentor with us for the first time this semester. He was an outstanding teacher when he taught at our live program, the IMC.
After taking this class students will also receive a free profile on the Smarter Art Market, a destination for art directors and collectors.
About Sam Weber
Sam was born in Alaska and grew up in Ontario and currently lives in Brooklyn. He works extensively in book cover and editorial illustration as well as holding a position as assistant art director for the OpEd page of the New York Times. His awards include a Chelsey award and gold awards from the Society of Illustrators and from Spectrum Illustration Annual. His extensive client list includes: The New York Times, Simon and Schuster, Tor, Orbit, Penguin, National Geographic, and DC Comics.