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Drawing with Ink for Illustration 1W24

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

You can register for this class starting November 15. 

Develop techniques and skills using a variety of ink media to draw both the realistic and the fanciful. Shade with traditional pen and ink hatching. Create dynamic, bold visions with brush and develop rich, vibrant renderings with ink washes. This is an intermediate class; some life and figure drawing experience are recommended.

Limit 8 students


I took this class because I wanted to learn a new skill and get tips from a seasoned professional.  I thought this class was excellent!  I really enjoyed the slides showcasing other artists' work using the techniques to be taught that day.


I wanted to improve my pen drawing and  liked that Jerel taught us how to use different pens and brushes and ultimately let us choose what we wanted to use for our bigger project.



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Jerel Dye

Jerel Dye has illustrated two graphic novels; Pigs Might Fly in 2017, and Einstein in 2022, listed as one of the top 10 graphic novels of the year by ALA Booklist. He has been creating art and comics since 2005, producing dozens of self-published mini comics and creating comics stories for anthologies such as Inbound, Minimum Paige, Hellbound, and the award winning Little Nemo/Winsor McCay tribute Dream Another Dream. In 2012, he received the MICE comics grant for his mini-comic From the Clouds.

Much of his art stems from a deep interest in science and technology, though it frequently contains a healthy dose of wonder. Jerel Dye received his BFA from UMass Dartmouth in Painting, and his MFA at MassArt in the Studio for Interrelated Media. Jerel has been teaching courses in comics, drawing, and cartooning for over 12 years.

Drawing, Comics, Cartoon, Graphic Narrative
Materials to bring to class:

Sketchbook 9” x 12” or larger




Bristol pad 9” x 12” or larger


The following materials will be discussed during class:

Black ink

Sable hair brushes

Dip pens

Technical pens