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OCI 020-F20 | Exploring Mementos through Illustration

OCI 020-F20 | Exploring Mementos through Illustration

11/3-11/17 Online

Maximum Enrollment: 0 LBS

Course Description

liz-long-mementos-2.jpgArtist and educator, Liz Long, has spent the past six months uncovering, exploring and documenting the meaningful objects in her life. She has found that this exercise has had a profound and healing effect on her and as a result, brought joy back into the objects that surround her.

This course is designed to help students think deeply about the mementos in their lives through illustrative exploration. Students do not need to have any prior drawing or painting experience to enjoy this class. They will gain an understanding of illustration and how media and style choice create meaning within works of art. Over the three week period, students will think in depth about their own mementos, learn about artists through history who have explored their own meaningful items, and cultivate a collection of their own illustrative works. 

Students will participate in various exercises during each live Zoom class, including enjoyable warm up drawing, short still life drawing and/or painting, and creating their own illustrative works based around the important objects in their lives. They will also be able to have a weekly check in via email and/or Zoom to discuss ideas and the evolution of their work.

Ages 16+ welcome.  


November 3 to 17
Tuesdays: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Office hours (for one-on-one feedback): 11/7 and 11/14


Registration for this class ends on 10/30 at 10am.  

Tuition: $125

CEUs: n/a



Liz Long is a freelance illustrator, content creator and art educator currently living in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Maine College of Art with a BFA in illustration and again with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. She works in various art media including but not limited to, acrylic, ink, watercolor, and digital. Website: www.lizlongart.com Instagram: @lizlongillustration



  • Pencil
  • sketch paper
  • heavier paper such as Canson Watercolor/Mixed Media paper
  • students choice of paint: acrylic, acrylic ink and/or watercolor
  • a zoom account with video and sound access



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