In this labor-intensive class, we'll explore the potential of illustration as visual narrative based on assignments and prompts, using a range of materials and artistic approaches. Students will create illustrations to accompany fiction and non-fiction narratives from folk tales to op-ed articles, from visual inventories to the local police blotter; purely visual pieces and works that integrate both words and images. We'll examine narrative illustrations from a range of periods and cultures. Every student will keep a sketchbook or visual journal in which they will develop ideas and document their artistic process and experiments.