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Level Up Your Art Game

Updated: July 19, 2021


Registration is now open for Illustrative Voices’ (IV) early-fall and fall art classes, lectures, and workshops! We are stoked to be kickstarting our art education programs offering both onsite and virtual.


We are excited to introduce our Color Theory & Design Foundations Series art class, which fosters skills such as color unity and harmony, cultural and individual awareness of color symbolism, and composition, as well as our Character Design for Comics & Animation Electives Series art class, which focuses on creating characters with personality, an awareness of the representation of diverse body shapes, proportions and sizes, and visual storytelling. Classes are for teens and adults, with children classes coming soon!


Private art lessons offer high-quality instruction with our amazing art faculty. Classes begin August 1, but you can start at any time and tuition will be prorated. To join our interest list, go to our private lesson page


As an art organization serving members of all ages, IV will continue to require masks for everyone on-site this summer and fall, including staff, faculty and members. Thank you for doing your part to keep IV and our artist community safe! 

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Registration Now Open for Early- Fall and Fall Art classes!

Classes, Lectures, and Workshops

Find your class in the categories shown. All family members can register using one online account.

Art Education Curriculum

Illustrative Voices offers art classes and workshops for all to learn new skills and improve upon their existing ones. Illustrative Voices offers three Art Education programs for Kids (Ages 6-9), Youth (Ages 10-12), Teens (Ages 13-17) and Adults (Ages 18 & Up):

  • Foundations Series

  • Electives Series

  • Lecture Series

Foundations Series and Electives Series classes are taught with the guidance of experienced art instructors who are practicing artists in their respective fields. Students explore their creativity and grow visual communication skill-sets in a variety of hands-on, engaging courses. Register for just one, or try them all!


Our Lecture Series discusses various topics related to visual storytelling and social inequities within the Visual Arts. Lectures are given by regularly scheduled and rotating Guest Lecturers, as well as by our Advocacy Director and Recreational Therapy Director. Lectures are offered monthly every 2-weeks. Topics and content are continually rotating!

View our Events page to see what exciting and engaging Lecture we have on deck.

Foundations Series

These courses cover fundamentals of drawing, painting, and color theory. These 2-hour classes focus on technique and medium practicums. Courses rotate every quarter, and each course is 9-weeks. Classes meet once a week. Click on the course name for more information.

Foundations Series Courses:

Electives Series

These are 1-3 hour classes that cover visual elements and fundamentals important to visual storytelling and illustration.  They focus on creativity and developing individual style. Courses rotate every quarter, and each course is 9-weeks. Classes meet once a week. Click on the course name for more information.

Electives Series Courses:


These are 2-3 hour workshops provide an opportunity for artists to focus on developing their individual style, as well as practice their craft. Workshops are offered once a week. Click on the course name for more information.


Special Needs Classes and Programs


Serving all members of the community we offer integrated special needs courses and programs for all of Illustrative Voices’ classes and workshops. Classes are designed to provide hands-on and interactive arts experiences in a supportive, encouraging, and inclusive learning environment.


As part of each special needs class, the students are celebrated through various visual art performances and exhibitions.

These classes and workshops provide another layer of belonging and a welcomed place in Illustrative Voices’ artist community.

Special needs classes and programs are currently still in development. Sign-up here to get notified once they become available.