Introduction to Adobe Illustrator: Incorporating Digital Tools into Your Studio Practice

Instructor: Emily Scheider Berens

Aug 19, 20 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Media: Photo|Digital, None
Skill Level: All Levels
Tuition: Members: $ 235.00 / Non-Members: $ 260.00
Includes materials fee.


This workshop will introduce you to the basics of creating vector-based work in Adobe Illustrator. Using imported digital copies of existing studio work, learn how to utilize this program as a supporting prep tool for future projects, including stand-alone vector compositions and digital prints that mimic traditional media.


Demonstrations and hands-on practice will introduce you to the process of importing, organizing, and exporting files, merging photographic image files with vector compositions to create mixed-media collage work, using pen and brush tools to create line drawing and vector artwork, utilizing the shape-building and patterning tools, and creating templates for future projects, including stencils, pattern blocks, or screen printing film positives. Leave this workshop with a range of new possibilities to incorporate into your existing studio practice, as well as at least one print.


Emily Scheider Berens is an artist and educator living in Milwaukee, WI. She has a passion for 'tra-digital' media; blending traditional drawing and printmaking techniques with an array of digital imaging and collage processes. Emily has exhibited her work and delivered digital literacy workshops regionally and internationally. She is a faculty member within UW-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts, and has taught community education-focused workshops serving artists hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds and skill sets. Throughout these experiences, Emily looks to help artists discover new techniques of archiving inspiration, remix found materials, and find accessible ways to incorporate digital media into their studio work.

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