Summer at Cornish

Illustrate This! Cultivating the Mind of a Visual Storyteller Intensive



July 27 –July 31, M, T, W, Th, F, 9:00am – 4:00pm


Main Campus Center ,409
1000 Lenora St., Seattle, WA


The price of this course is $750.00

Registration for this course has been closed

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Illustration is not art. It is the art of solving problems with images. 

This intensive workshop teaches you how to approach illustration not simply as creating a drawing, but solving a specific problem and telling a story with your art. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a great illustration is worth a million. We will use both traditional and surprising media to explore how to create great illustrations, with dynamic assignments from real jobs, and real feedback. 

This methodology reaches beyond two dimensions, with applications across every form of creative expression and digital media. How big can an illustration be? How about 40 feet long? Does it have to be flat? The skills you learn in this week-long intensive will carry into any creative field you find yourself in, because even more important than how your hand works, is how your mind works.

Requirements & Availability

  • Ages
    14 - 18
  • Housing
  • Scholarships


Annie Brule

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Annie Brulé is co-founder and Design Director at Chatwin Books Publishing, and runs an illustration studio and a book arts/printing space in downtown Seattle. She is also Gallery Director at the Arundel Gallery in Pioneer Square. Her career as an illustrator, cartographer, and designer of books involves collaborations and work with a wide range of creative voices, indigenous communities and issue-focused non-profits throughout the Northwest.

Recent projects include board game design, contributions to “Food: an Atlas” (UC Berkeley), and an enormous hand-painted mural for a working cider house. She is happiest when surrounded by teenagers directing the creation of a giant collaborative piece, reading Maurice Sendak books, or up a scaffold painting the side of a barn.