Clipart Design Workshop- For Illustrators

Intermediate Level

Clipart Design Workshop (4 weeks)

For Windows Users. If you are a Mac user, you must run Parallels in order to use the Corel Draw software with your Mac Computer.

This class will include:

  1. Pre-recorded Video (Part 1 and 2 of Basic Clipart Design)
  2. Four live, in depth trainings via Go-To Training.
  3. 1 FREE Class Recording- “Saving and Preparing Files for Clients and Resale- For Illustrators”

Class 1 (1.5 hours)—Lines, Shapes and Light Sources

Clipart Design (It’s all in the details) In this class we will go over how to properly build clean shapes, how to create/use/organize layers, how to produce clean smooth lines, how to add and remove point nodes from shapes and lines, how to fill using digital papers, how to use and edit preset shapes, how to find your light source, proper highlight and low-light placement, line effects, and different techniques for creating shadows and highlights within shapes and layers.

Class 2 (1.5 hours)— Digital Papers and Decorative Frames, Banners (Using CorelDraw X5)

In this class you will learn how to design, crop and save digital papers to CorelDraw and PDF format, and learn how to create single frame designs (vector style).

Class 3 (1.5 hours)— Florals, Objects, and Monograms (Using CorelDraw X5)

In this class you will learn how to design cute and simple clipart objects and flowers, as well as how to create flowers, flourishes, banners, and will explore how to incorporate text, and effects with simple frame designs to create Monograms/Logos (Using CorelDraw X5)

Class 4 (1.5 hours)— People and Animals

In this class you will explore different clipart styles, and learn how to build cute and clean clipart designs of animals and people (perfect for invites, stationary design, arts and crafts and more!). (Using CorelDraw X5)

*There will be time after each class set aside for questions and answers.


Monday, May 20th – Friday, June 14th (You will be able to access the

materials and receive instructor assistance during this


Live Session
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2013 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT

Materials Needed:

  1. CorelDraw X5 (newer versions are fine also)
  2. Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 (newer versions are fine also.)

***Free 30 day Trials for the programs listed above are available on the Corel and Adobe websites.


Knowledge and understanding of how to use CorelDraw X5 (or higher). *An Introduction to CorelDraw X5 Class is available for purchase, if needed.


Free BONUS Class Video (pre-recorded, not a live session, 1 hour)— Saving and Preparing Files for Clients and Resale- For Illustrators

During this class, I will cover how to properly save vector images that you have created in CorelDraw (clipart and/or character illustrations, etc.) to Corel, PDF, PNG, JPG, AI and EPS formats using CorelDraw X5, Photoshop Elements 9, and Adobe Illustrator CS6, how to create a watermark using CorelDraw, how to create a preview sleeve for image product listings, and cover what to include in your zip files for clients and digital download customers.


  1. CorelDraw X5 (newer versions are fine also)
  2. Photoshop Elements 9 (newer versions are fine also)
  3. Adobe Illustrator —Only required if you wish to save 100& editable files copies from CorelDraw that are compatible with other vector software programs.

The instructor for this course is Miss Pickle, owner of Miss Pickle’s Design Studio.

I am a colorful, fun loving (New England) girl who enjoys learning and teaching just as much as I do creating! With an education background in Studio Art, I have worked hard over the past years expanding my skills in additional media arts, and have fallen head over heals in love with Vector Illustration! I am positively passionate about my hobby, (which I can now proudly call my full time job) and am extremely dedicated to pleasing my ever so amazing clientele! oxox, Miss Pickle


$250 USD per student