pen & ink illustration
Let your imagination run wild using pen and ink with this ancient medium as you bring to life the natural world and fantastical realms.
Learn about how to make realistic or stylized characters, animals, environments, etc., and discover new tools for personal drawings and finished pieces.
Starting with professional materials, students will learn line variations, basic shading techniques, and naturalistic textures that can be applied to objects, figures, and landscapes.
We will explore prominent historical and contemporary illustrators and apply what we learn to foster 3-D drawing skills and dynamic compositions. By the end of the course, students will have developed observations abilities and an understanding of composition.
This class is designed for students who want to satisfy their curiosity for pen and ink drawing and improve their understanding of narrative illustration.
There is no limit to what can be created using pen and ink!
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS...
• those who want to learn about drawing using wet media
• those who want to learn to create fantasy characters
• those who want to improve their observational skills
• adults who want to learn about narrative illustration
About the instructor
Kelsey Worth portrays vibrant flora and fauna using water-based mixed media. Inspired by close-viewed subjects and expressive paint techniques, she melds traditional art fundamentals and modern abstraction. Worth’s work captures nature’s inherent movement and rhythm using sweeping brush strokes and dynamic compositions. Her work embraces colorful timeless subjects while pushing the boundaries of realism.
After receiving a dual Bachelors degree in Music and Studio Art, Worth continued studying music at the University of Redlands in Southern California, eventually earning a Masters Degree in Saxophone Performance. Her Senior art project earned University of Redlands Departmental Honors as she graduated Summa Cum Laude. May 2017 Worth joined the United States Marine Corps and completed active duty in April 2021, earning distinction as an accomplished Marine, musician, and visual artist.