The application period for the Fantasy Art Workshop Illustration Intensive Student Scholarship is now closed.

The winners are listed below.

The Scholarship Winners

We had so many worthy entries for our Full Student Scholarship to Illustration Intensive 2020 that we decided to award TWO scholarships instead of just one.

The winners are:

Mialis Mercado – American Academy of Art (Chicago)
Madeline Urback – Flashpoint Chicago (Columbia College)

Both winners will receive full tuition to ii2020 plus housing and food for the week.

We are so grateful to be able to offer these student scholarships and hope to have more scholarship opportunities in future years as the Illustration Intensive grows.

– Jeff and Silvia

About the Scholarship

The Fantasy Art Workshop Illustration Intensive Student Scholarship will give one full-time student a FULL scholarship to the 2020 Illustration Intensive happening in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 22-26, 2020. The scholarship recipient will also get up to $300 towards travel costs. Total value of Scholarship package is up to $2,000.

Those who are eligible simply fill out the below form and submit five images of artwork for consideration. Artists working traditionally or digitally are welcome to apply. Works of art can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional (sculpture). Once your application is submitted, you will receive a link so you can edit your scholarship application should you need to. However, no edits to the application will be allowed after the scholarship enrollment period ends.

Only the scholarship recipient will be notified. We will also post the name of the winning recipient in late July or early August 2019 on our main workshop page here.

Scholarship application period opens at 8am Central Time on July 1, 2019, and closes at 10pm Central Time July 28, 2019. Applications received outside this time period will not be considered.

About the Illustration Intensive

Fantasy Art Workshop’s Illustration Intensive is a five-day workshop for aspiring and professional illustrators who want to take their art to a whole new level in an encouraging and creative environment, all while getting intense instruction from an award-winning faculty with decades of experience in fantasy gaming, video games, editorial, conceptual art, children’s books, and more.

Our lineup of guests and faculty for 2020 includes:

  • Anita Kunz – Artist Guest of Honor
  • Kate Irwin – Art Director Guest of Honor (Senior Art Director for Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Jeff Miracola – Faculty
  • Aaron Miller – Faculty
  • Steve Prescott – Faculty
  • Howard Lyon – Faculty
  • Iris Compiet – Guest Faculty
  • Ryan Pancoast – Guest Faculty
  • Sprite Hansen – Guest Artist
  • Chris Seaman – Guest Artist
  • Hilary Clarcq – Guest Artist

To learn more about Fantasy Art Workshop’s Illustration Intensive, go here

Frequently Asked Questions

You must be 18 years of age or older at the time you submit the scholarship application.

No, only full-time students attending an accredited school may apply. The winning applicant must provide a copy of their student ID, full-time class schedule, and a contact name at the school to verify enrollment.

No, you do not have to be majoring in art nor do you have to be a fantasy artist or illustrator. However, our workshop is very heavily geared toward the fantasy art and illustration industry. All of our guest faculty and special guests work in either the fantasy art or illustration field. To get the most out of our workshop, you should have a strong interest in advancing your art skills and nurturing a career in fantasy art and illustration.

Artists working in any medium, including but not limited to traditional painting, drawing, digital, sculpture, etc, are welcome to apply.

Illustration Intensive 2020 happens June 22-26, 2020. If you graduate from school in 2020 before the dates of the workshop, you are still eligible to apply even though technically you will not be a full time student in June at the workshop.

You must share with us links to five images of your art. If you submit fewer than five links, your application will be discarded.

No. Travel arrangements and travel costs are the sole responsibility of the scholarship recipient. However, Fantasy Art Workshop will reimburse the scholarship recipient up to $300 toward travel expenses to be paid via check in person on the final day of the workshop. You will have to provide us with receipts proving your travel expenses, so keep those airfare or gas receipts if you’re driving to the workshop 🙂

No. You must bring your own art supplies. If you’re a digital artist, you must bring your own device(s) and cords as well as software.

Yes. The scholarship is designed for a student who wishes to experience the workshop in its entirety.