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Society of Illustrators & Rockstar Games Offer
New Illustration Workshop for
NYC High School Visual Art Majors

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New York, NY (April 25, 2024) – The Society of Illustrators (SI) and Rockstar Games are pleased to offer a new Illustration Workshop for New York City high school visual art majors on Thursday, May 16, from 10-11:30 am. This collaboratively designed 90-minute course led by Greg Opalinski from the Rockstar Games illustration team will be held free-of-charge at SI’s historic Museum of Illustration located at 128 East 63rd Street in Manhattan. The program is expected to serve 30 seniors interested in pursuing careers in the video game industry.

Working in conjunction with NYC High School of Art & Design faculty to meet their curricular needs, this hands-on workshop will focus on various ways to integrate photo references within illustrations via specific drawing assignments and follow-up feedback sessions. All participants will receive free art supplies funded by Rockstar Games.

This is the final workshop offered during the SI and Rockstar Games 2023-2024 High School Partnership Program. Previous admission-free illustration art courses were taught by Viktor Koen, Illustration & Cartooning Department Head at New York School of Visual Arts, on November 15; Melanie Reim, former School of Art and Design Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, on November 16; Leslie Cober, SI President, and Professor of Illustration at FIT and Western Connecticut State University, on November 30; and Josh Neufeld, nonfiction graphic artist/writer, on March 1 and March 8. These programs have served a total of 125 NYC High School of Art Design students to-date.

For more details about this novel art education initiative, contact SI Director of Programs and Partnerships Lindsay Compton at or 212-838-2560.

About the Society of Illustrators
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators (SI), is the oldest nonprofit dedicated to the art of illustration in America. Our mission is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration, its history, and its evolving nature through exhibits and education programs. Notable SI members have been N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell, among others. Our Museum of Illustration, along with its Permanent Collection of 3,500 pieces, is open to the public Wednesdays-Saturdays year-round. Through our exhibitions and programs, we serve 30,000 people yearly.

About Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games cemented their reputation as creators of complex living worlds with the Grand Theft Auto series, one of the most successful entertainment properties of all time with over 420 million units sold-in worldwide. Through a string of critically acclaimed games including the Grand Theft Auto series, the Red Dead Redemption series, the Max Payne series, Bully, L.A. Noire, the Midnight Club series, and The Warriors, Rockstar Games has helped propel interactive entertainment into the center of modern culture. Follow Rockstar Games on YouTube, Instagram, X, and Facebook.

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