Workshop: Drawing Original Ideas

with instructor Marc Russo
(Associate Professor of Art + Design at NC State University) 
January 19, 2013 / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This workshop is open to high school students, grades 9-12.

In this workshop, students will develop their skills in finding and communicating original ideas through drawing. Creating original work is key in the worlds of art and design. Professor Marc Russo will help students break the mold and push themselves to new creative heights while using skills for clear and effective visual communication.

In order for concept artists, illustrators and designers to transport the viewer to far off places and make them see and experience things that they have never seen before, they must be able to create and communicate original and innovative ideas. In this workshop we will work together and explore ways to find our voice and develop a unique design language, then refine our ideas to communicate contour and form clearly to the viewer. This workshop is ideal for any students wanting to sharpen their creative edges and take their drawing skills to a new level.

Marc Russo is an Assistant Professor of Art+Design at North Carolina State University’s College of Design. He teaches Graduate and Undergraduate animation studios as well as foundational classes like Basic Drawing. 

For over a decade, Professor Russo has worked as a production artist and a freelance designer throughout the Triangle. The projects range from print collateral and art direction to interactive training websites and commercial animation. 

As an independent artist and animator, his animations have been selected by international film festivals and have won several awards, including “Award of Merit in Animation” from the University Film and Video Association. 

Most recently, Professor Russo has been the Lead Digital Artist for the IntelliMedia Group, which creates educational video games for elementary and middle school students with funding from the National Science Foundation and The Gates Foundation. 

Registration is now CLOSED. Thank you for your interest!

At this time we are only able to accept payment by check. For those who have registered online, you may mail your check for the amount listed above (made out to NCSU) to:

CAM Raleigh
c/o Julia Rice
409 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. We hope so see you soon!

CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what’s now and presents an always-changing museum experience. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. CAM Raleigh is generously supported by the Contemporary Art Foundation, North Carolina State University, individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.

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