I love the IMC so much!!! A week of wallowing in fantastic fantasy art!
Check it out: Illustration Master Class IMC Website
They always sell out right away, so don't hesitate.
A core group of top-notch teachers working in traditional, digital, comics, gallery, children's book illustration: Rebecca Guay, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Donato Giancola, Dan DosSantos, Greg Manchess, Scott M. Fischer. Often with Iain McCaig and James Gurney. With a main Guest Instructor, and many dropping by to give talks and lectures.
IMC 2013 had Mike Mignola as Guest Instructor (although he had to leave a few days early).
A list of assignments to pick from to work on during the week (held in Amherst, MA, in June), is given out beforehand. We bring materials/supplies/computers to work on. Live and eat together.
Around 100 students.
Auditorium for Lectures/Presentations--
Crits on the first day, with 3 or 4 of the faculty--
Lecture on Shooting Reference, with Scott Fischer and Donato Giancola having some fun--
Some of my rough sketches for the "A Midsummer Night's Dream" assignment--
More detailed sketch of Titania and Oberon--
There are some models/drawing/painting sessions... this one has James Gurney doing some painting--
My oil painting, on 18x24" masonite, at my workstation--
Diana Harlan Stein, working on her Captain Nemo painting--
We were in the first floor painting studio. There was also a room upstairs, and another room just for digital (darker and no paint allowed!)--
Row of easels--
Greg Manchess, painting--
Iain McCaig, Greg Manchess, and Donato Giancolo looking at artwork--
Scott Fischer, painting--
Donato Giancola, painting--
Diana Stein, painting--
Rebecca Guay, painting--
End of the week, display of work and sketching in everyone's sketchbooks--