Adobe Illustrator at UNH

Adobe Illustrator: Level 1

Adobe Illustrator is designed for graphic artists, technical illustrators, and individuals who want to create their own art by combining type, graphics, and drawing onto one screen. In this workshop, the basic tools of Illustrator will be covered, along with drawing techniques and keystroke shortcuts.

Experience with Windows or Mac platform is required.  Students should have an introductory understanding of Adobe Creative Suite.

Bring a thumb drive to the workshop to save any completed work!

What You Will Learn


Adobe Illustrator: Level 1

Workshop topics will include:

  • What is vector art?
  • Creating new files
  • Adobe Illustrator Tools 
    • Tool Bars
      • Uses & shortcuts
      • Practice
    • Control Panel
      • An overview of panels
      • Practice
    • Pen Tools
      • Exercise & practice

Students leave class with a detailed Adobe Illustrator tool kit with tool/panel references, shortcuts, step-by-step instruction, and practice exercise.


Instructor Bios


Adobe Illustrator: Level 1

  • Jim Roldan

    Jim Roldan

    Jim Roldan is a New Hampshire-based visual artist, illustrator and educator. He received his bachelor's degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and his master's degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. His illustrations have been published in Boston Magazine, Yankee, Philadelphia Weekly, Merrimack Valley Magazine, and Business New Hampshire. He has created both traditional and digital art for Agfa/Monotype, Anthem Healthcare, BASF, The Boston Pops, Concord Academy, Endowment for Health, Foss Manufacturing, Hewlett-Packard, Marriott Corporation, Mercury Systems, Mount Washington Hotel, Pace Law School, St. Anselm's College, St. Paul's School, Saratoga Springs Tourism Bureau, UNH Law School, White Mountain Puzzles, and others. Jim currently teaches at both New Hampshire Institute of Art and Southern New Hampshire University. He is a past president and current board member of the New Hampshire Creative Club.

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