Get Published!™ Illustration Courses
The only course of it's kind in the Triangle where students work on live illustration assignments, and have the opportunity to have their artwork printed in local, regional and national publications.
Students get a unique opportunity to study with the Art Director from The Illustration Studio of Raleigh and former Illustrator from the News & Observer, as they work on real assignments for actual print and online publication.
This course also develops visual communications skills by teaching how to develop sharp visual concepts to accompany the written word. This course is ideal for building portfolio pieces for High School and College-Bound Artists.
Christmas 2018 Issue
Summer 2018...Illustration by Caroline Alley
Summer 2020...Illustration by Caroline Alley
Ella Fischer The winning illustrator
Summer 2019...Arden DeBuhr
CARY MAGAZINE AUGUST 2015 : CSCA Live Assignment
Students Illustrate Familiar Theme: School
By Amber Keister
For the August issue, Cary Magazine has teamed up with a talented group of student artists to help get readers
in the mood to go Back to School.
Tom Hutchison, with the Cary School of Creative Arts, proposed a real-life assignment for his “Get Published! Illustration Camp”
held at Cary Academy in June.
He asked 13 area teens to create an illustration to open our section of education-related articles.
The artwork that best represented the theme would then appear in Cary Magazine.
“I wanted the kids to realize that illustration is not limited to just children's books
— that editorial illustration is a great outlet for their talents,” Hutchison said.
“When these kids see their illustration published, and in a beautiful magazine that thousands of others will see,
that is a tremendous feeling.”
Under the direction of teacher Kristin Schiffman and guidance from Cary Magazine staff,
the 13 participants worked hard on their drawings of backpacks, books, alphabets and apples.
“We felt fortunate to work with a recognizable, local publication like Cary Magazine,” said Schiffman.
“I think this got the kids excited, and that was definitely reflected in their work.
The ideas they came up with were so well thought out and creative!”
But ultimately, we could only choose one design. Enloe High student Ella Fischer, 15, submitted the winner
— a charming visual vignette of an uncertain student watching a school bus approach as an ice cream truck drives off.
(That's Ella, pictured above.)
We are grateful to all these campers and their hard work:
Rachel Boling, 13, Green Hope High
Emma Caley, 13, Apex Friendship High
Madison Cross Sugg, 16, homeschooled
Catherine Edbrooke, 14, Green Hope High
Ella Fischer, 15, Enloe High School
Meredith Fowler, 13, Cary Academy Middle School
Robert Germann, 14, Southeast Raleigh High
Sarah Handelsman, 13, Cary Academy
Ian Hutchison, Clayton High School, 12th grade
Savannah Kurak, 14, Green Hope
Julia Obert, 13, Panther Creek High School
Sophie White, 14, Broughton High
Anna Wolff, 15, Raleigh Charter High
Look for the winning drawing, and more back-to-school stories, in the August issue of Cary Magazine, which will land in a rack near you next week!