Portfolio Requirements for EDAC’s Digital Illustration Program – FAQ’s

FAQ answered by Emily Chu: Digital Illustration Instructor at EDAC and Professional Illustrator 1. Why do we have the portfolio requirements we do? Our portfolio requirements require the students to show us how they perceive the world around them and to capture that onto paper. Observation is just as important as drawing and in [...]

Are you ready for the Digital Summer Camps at EDAC?

Edmonton Digital Arts College is excited to announce our Digital Summer Camps for 2017! We have expanded the program offerings from last year to include two new formats! In August we will be offering a series of advanced camps that will last two weeks allow attendees to create more complex projects than what they would [...]

Let the Programs Begin!

On Tuesday we welcomed four programs of new students to EDAC. Our faculty and existing group of students embraced the new recruits. All the new students received a First Day Kit complete with an unboxing ceremony. Tanya Camp of BucketDuck and Miles Konrad of SnoGlobe designed these kits along with a rad concept that captured the passion [...]

Are you ready for the EDAC Digital Summer Camps???

We are super excited to announce our Summer Camps for this year! Check out the awesome stuff you will be able to make at EDAC! From comics to animations, you can spend a week learning how to make stuff the way that professionals do. We will be offering classes for one week each in animations, [...]

“The Wrong Wrights” – a comic by Lee Nielsen for the Smithsonian.

EDAC head of Illustration, Lee Nielsen, has been busy. Last year, he was asked to illustrate 4 comic books for the Smithsonian Institute. In the summer, he began working on the first of these books called "The Wrong Wrights." The efforts of his work last summer have been published! Lee involved two Digital Illustration and [...]

Congratulations to Happy Harbor’s new AiR, Andrew Leung!

Happy Harbor recently selected a new Artist in Residence. We are so pleased that so many of our EDAC current students and alumni applied. On December 19th, Happy Harbor released a tweet announcing Andrew Leung (https://twitter.com/AmshelDraws) as their new AiR. Andrew is in the final phase of his Digital Illustration and Sequential Art diploma. Keep [...]

Partnering with Avenue Edmonton magazine on an excellent adventure!

A few months ago, one of our frequent portfolio adjudicators, Pete Nguyen from Avenue Magazine Edmonton, approached us with an idea. He suggested that he work with the students in our Digital Illustration program to plan, implement, and publish an editorial illustration that he would choose after working with them all. The entire class would [...]

The Secret Super Power of Visual Artists and Designers Revealed!

I have been working in the visual arts and design industries for a while and I have learned many things about my successful colleagues. While each of these successful professionals are unique in their own way, there are a few invariable traits that are common amongst them. One of these traits is a secret super [...]

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