Schedule: Thursdays, 4- 6:00 pm Dates: Feb 8- Feb 29- 26, 2024 In this fall intensive workshop, explore illustration as a way of observing and drawing references to the natural world to tell a story or communicate an idea. Develop your artistic skills through technical exercises, life drawings, in-class discussions, and constructive critique to inform your draftsmanship. Learn how to train the eye to read lines, shapes, and other modes of representation. Participants will take inspiration from prominent styles of past and contemporary artists including comic artist who have shaped the creative landscape as we know it. Join us at Kala and create dynamic works of art while diving into the creative process! All levels are welcome. Differentiated instruction is provided to meet each student’s interests, needs, and strengths. Bio: Gideon Egbuchulam, also known as Ivorycurlz, is a Nigerian visual artist based in California who practices sequential arts, character design, and animation. He studied at San Jose State University with a focus on illustration. He is part of several art collectives such as FAMEpresents and The BAYlies as an active creative in the Bay Area. Gideon is currently working on his first book, ** Quasar **, which is a love letter to pulp sci-fi and the perils of growing up with spectacular gifts. Gideon enjoys sharing their love of comics, illustration, and drawing with young people and has worked with art spaces such as Kala Art Institute and Youth Arts Exchange.