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Information Session: Introduction to Illustration (2.5 hours, Free)

  • Oficio 136 Brookline Avenue, Suite 2A Boston, MA 02155 USA (map)
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"An illustration is a visual editorial - it's just as nuanced. Everything that goes into it is a call you make: every color, every line weight, every angle.


-Charles M. Blow

This information session will introduce students to illustration and how it is used, the elements of 2D design, samples of established illustrator's work, and more. The instructor will also take questions and go over the syllabus for the 6-week Introduction to Illustration class starting on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.


Meet the Instructor

Julie Griffin has a background in fine art, education, and graphic design. She brings a strong collaborative nature, sensitivity to a variety of fine arts materials, and design-thinking mindset to her work as a graphic designer and educator. She has experience working with learners of all ability levels and individually tailors her instruction to meet student goals and needs. She believes that creative thinking and artistic problem solving skills benefit students not just personally but professionally, regardless of their career path. A continual learner herself, Julie holds a BFA in Illustration from Washington University in St. Louis, a MS in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College, and a Certificate in Graphic Design from Massachusetts College of Art & Design. She has completed design and illustration work for a variety of arts and educational organizations including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Art Connection, Arrowstreet Architecture & Design, and Edenred. In her spare time, Julie loves to draw in gardens, collect samples of hand-drawn type, and practice her watercolor skills. Learn more about Julie and her work at


Tuesday, December 18, 2018 / 6:30pm-9:00pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.


Just yourself! All materials will be provided for this information session. Students are welcome to bring laptops as well, though it is not required.


This information session is FREE, but RSVP is required and space is limited. Please RSVP below.