illustrator 101 online course

Alma works as a freelance designer, specializing in logos, banners, business needs, and wedding invites. She has worked as a designer for FranklinCovey and has been teaching classes since March 2008. To see more of Alma's work, please click here. To buy her textbook or online course, click here.
Course Description
Illustrator 101 ONLINE is for beginners with little or no experience working in Illustrator. This is a great class for those who love design and want to start creating their own projects, and small business owners who want to be able to work on their own graphics.

In class, you will learn the most common, basic functions of Illustrator, including how to make and manipulate objects and text, and how to make your hand-drawn artwork into vector graphics. You will also learn how to create artwork for both print and web. Homework assignments are practical and fun.

Students have their own online galleries to upload homework and Alma will leave comments on the homework weekly.


Class Times
Online classes are 4 weeks long with assignments and video tutorials weekly.
Classes are held on a monthly basis -- for a current list of upcoming Illustrator 101 online courses, click here.

Textbooks are not included, but may be purchased with the class for a discount. Please enter ONLINEBUNDLE at checkout when purchasing the course and textbook together.

About Our Online Courses
Here at Nicole’s Classes, we’ve taken our popular in-person class experience and seamlessly transformed it for an online environment. Structured, one-month-long classes help keep you focused on learning what you’ve always wanted to know, not just when you “get around to it.” In just 30 days, you can strut your new skills for the world to see, whether it be Illustrator, Photoshop, or the fancy manual function on your expensive camera.

Each week, you’ll have access to a new lesson, filled with video, text, and photos to help you learn the ins and outs of your chosen subject. These materials can be accessed anytime, day or night, so you have 168 hours a week to watch, read, and create. Find your own pace and take your talent to the next level.

Along with all the fantastic education info, each week features an assignment to be completed – yes, homework. You may have hated it before, but this will be the most fun you’ve ever had in school! These useful and enjoyable projects will help you put your newly-gained knowledge to work. Whether taking stylish photos, creating your own invitations, or editing out imperfections, this is where the real education happens.

Completed assignments are uploaded into a gallery shared by all class members by Sunday night of each week. Both the instructor and your fellow classmates will be able to leave praise & feedback on your creative works. Instructors quickly follow-up on your submissions each Monday with support and constructive criticism that helps you make the most of your efforts.

Have questions? You’ll have two great opportunities to make yourself heard. First, a scheduled online chat is held once a week with the instructor and all students. Ask questions, make comments, share inspirational finds – this is when connections are made, quandaries are solved, and the feeling of an in-person class is created. Second, you are always welcome to message your instructor directly. They’re here to help you, so make the most of your time with them & ask away.

Fallen a little behind? Problem solved - each class features an additional week of instructor-free access to all the learning materials. Re-learn, review, or wrap up any missing links you need to feel confident about your enhanced artistic talents.