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Pen and Ink Drawing with Sam Ford

  • Alchemy Art Center 1255 Wold Road Friday Harbor, WA, 98250 United States (map)

Taught by Sam Ford

April 27 - June 1

$150 plus $30 materials fee (materials fee is due separately to instructor on first day of class)

Class size is limited to 12 people

In this exciting hands-on six week course, we will begin with an introduction to pen and ink illustration and its appearances and significance throughout history, from fine art to editorial, underground, and superhero comics. This will be followed up by an overview of the tools and materials used, and how to find the right ones to settle into your own personal style. The rest of the course will focus on illustration techniques, including: Linework, texture and gradation, page layout, depth and lighting, visual storytelling, life drawing and the human figure, and using the inherent limitations of the medium to your advantage, all supplemented with in-class and take-home exercises. Pen and ink illustration is a craft with limitless creative possibilities, and all you need to start is pen and paper, so let's get drawing!


Sam Ford is a visual artist and musician from Friday Harbor, WA. His published illustration work ranges from album cover and poster art to comic books, business logo designs, and gallery showings across the country, and he has toured extensively with his band Wizard Rifle and contributed performances to major motion picture and podcast productions.

Pen and Ink Drawing with Sam Ford
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