You can audit this course as an observer for $495. Click Here for more info.
*The mentorship runs for 14 sessions. SmArt School teachers sometimes have to travel for professional reasons. If they must miss a class they will notify all students with as much lead time as possible and add a session to the end of the calendar. Some weeks off are also scheduled into the calendar, see the 'Courses' main page for details. 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. Towards the end of the semester a special industry guest Mike Thomas, Owner and Creative Director at Creative Giant Inc. With 30 years experience, currently working with Wizards of the Coast, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Readerlink. Other clients include Mattel, Hasbro, Eric Carle, Scholastic, and others. Former Creative Director for Licensing and Promotions at Marvel Enterprises.
After taking this class students will also receive the option of a free profile on the Alumni Portfolios page. Visit the Alumni Portfolios page and type a teacher's name into the search bar to see some of the artists who studied with that teacher.
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.
What students are saying about this class
Sam I learned so much in your class. You really meet each student where they are at. You're attentive, intuitive, thoughtful and damn talented as both artist and educator. Thanks for the art-wisdom you shared and congratulations to anyone who signs up for your class! Elijah Boor@allitbd
What an incredible class it was! I learned so much...All of the other students were so great and supportive of one another. I really didn’t want it to come to an end. Lara Dann@laradann
My mentorship this spring with Sam Weber was one of the most rewarding experiences in my art career. Sam cultivates such a supportive and positive environment while teaching incredible skills. Take his class! Lauren Raye Snow@laurenrayesnow
"To anyone thinking about joining Sam Weber's class--just want to step in and highly recommend it, especially for those people who might need a perspective quite different from the normal--I found Sam's input to be quite refreshing, and far different than most other teachers I have had. His range of knowledge is very useful, and his attitude as far as what art is is very refreshing..." DC McNaughton @dcmcnaughton
Sam,Thank you very much for such a great learning experience! Your class has really helped me improve my work. Sam's class was so awesome!!!! Anieken Udofia@aniekanreloaded