Illustration Institute

Workshops + Lectures 2018

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New Yorker Cover Artist Anita Kunz


Tues. Aug 7 9:30 - 12:30 & 1:30 - 3:30 ANITA KUNZ at 5th Maine Regiment Museum, Seashore Avenue, Peaks Island

Anita Kunz lecture and idea generation workshop.

Anita Kunz is one of the great illustrators of our time. Anita’s brilliant career is varied, her work evocative, her illustration skills masterful and unique. Not only will you be treated to travel through her development as an illustrator with behind-the-scenes info, you’ll work with her to develop ideas through to completion for a New Yorker definitely don’t get to do that every day! Kunz will share her work and influences including specific New Yorker projects. Using the New Yorker covers as examples, Kunz will discuss idea generation. Working in groups, class will come up with their own ideas and present them. Afternoon session will take the idea further, create sketches and move toward finished art.

FEE: SLIDING SCALE  limit 25 students, please call to register: 207-772-3585 or email

Peaks Island is accessible by ferry, a delightful 15 minute ride from downtown Portland. 7:45 am ferry from Casco Bay Lines. Those who need to take the 9:15 am ferry from CBL, not to worry, come on in, we'll just be getting settled.

5th Maine is a short 10 minute walk from ferry, enjoy the wrap around porch, rockers and incredible view before or after class.