Illustration Information Session for Undergraduate Students
Join Jessica Abel, Chair of the Illustration Department, and the Office of Admissions on March 16th at 5pm for a presentation on illustration and real-world business practices. Jessica will talk about the illustration curriculum, courses, and answer your questions! This event is free, conducted over zoom, and is designed for prospective and accepted undergraduate students. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Illustration department at PAFA connects its strong fine arts traditions to 21st-century digital and storytelling skills, empowering students to succeed as both creators and entrepreneurs. Illustration students develop skills in storytelling, visual communication, and entrepreneurship. Their training includes building strong foundational skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking—a core PAFA philosophy that has launched generations of PAFA artists and illustrators from Maxfield Parrish and Violet Oakley, to Don Martin and Kate Samworth.
Jessica Abel, an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and writer, is the chair of PAFA's Illustration program. She is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including La Perdida, Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio, and Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars. In addition, Abel has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York, the European School of Visual Arts in France, the California College of Arts, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).