3-week Illustration Workshop


3-week Illustration Workshop


This one-on-one workshop* with Giuseppe Castellano is designed for participants of all experience levels. Over the course of three weeks, the participant will:

  • Engage in two, 1-hour discussions with Giuseppe via Google video chat. No Google account is necessary.
  • Discuss topics based on your goals and interests, including: examining your technique, marketing your art, understanding copyright and contracts, building a mailing list, reviewing dos and don’ts of children’s book illustration, and much more.
  • Produce a new portfolio piece. In a “real-life” scenario, Giuseppe will provide an assignment. Each assignment is tailored to address an artist’s areas of improvement. 

The schedule is as follows:

  • Week 1: Participate in a live, 1-hour portfolio consultation via Google video chat. An assignment will be provided. The sketch for the assignment will be due on Week 2.
  • Week 2: You will submit your sketch via email. I will provide an emailed critique with directions on proceeding to final art.
  • Week 3: Participate in the second, live, 1-hour video chat. Your homework will be reviewed. A Q&A discussing topics of your interest (agents, marketing, etc.) will follow.

 *There is no deadline to enrolling in an Illustration Department workshop.


“While taking the 3-Week illustration Workshop, I discovered more about my own path in illustration and was more challenged as an illustrator than ever before. I hope all illustrators can take a course with Giuseppe!” —Meredith M.

Here are a few examples of illustrators’ work while taking this workshop: