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Purchase College Kicks Off New Tattoo Illustration Course

Aspiring tattoo artists can learn their craft this fall in Purchase's newest art course.
Aspiring tattoo artists can learn their craft this fall in Purchase's newest art course. Photo Credit: Screen Grab

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Purchase College plans to offer its first ever tattoo-illustration course this upcoming fall semester on its Purchase campus. Open to the public, students will learn illustration concepts and techniques that are integral to tattooing on skin.

This course is tailored for anyone interested in pursuing a tattoo apprenticeship or hand illustration work.

The noncredit course will be offered on Saturdays from Sept. 19 through Dec. 12.

“We are pleased to offer this unique course that furthers the skills of those who aspire to heighten the artistic nature of their tattoo art or hand illustrations,” said Kelly Jackson, director of Continuing Education.

The intensive ten-week, ten-session course is led by practicing tattoo artist, Miguel Torres.

“Tattooing is now a part of mainstream culture providing a real option for those who would like to pursue it as a career,” said Torres. “What artists can achieve on skin these days is limitless and students should be prepared to fulfill this demand. I believe that it is critical to offer this kind of arts course in 2015.”

Torres holds a bachelor of fine arts in visual arts with a concentration in graphics from Purchase College, SUNY. An artist who works in various mediums and disciplines, he has worked at Marc Ecko Enterprises as a production artist, designer, and illustrator.

For more information on the course, visit Purchase College's website here .

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