Michael Adams
Senior Lecturer
BFA, The University of the Arts

Michael Adams is an illustrator and designer. He received a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1977. He teaches Pictorial Foundation in the Illustration Department at the University of the Arts. As a free-lance artist, Michael has done work for a variety of publishing, advertising and retail collectible companies. He has illustrated numerous Children's books and works in a variety of mediums including watercolor, gouache, pen and ink, acrylic and Adobe Photoshop. Michael is also a muralist, set designer and an avid wildlife painter and sculptor.

Artist Statement
I have been a working illustrator and designer for over 30 years. My experience could be worthwhile for students considering a career in illustration and design. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to express my creativity through projects that vary from designing figurines, dinnerware collections for famous chefs, to paintings of religious subject matter. It's inspiring to be an artist. Besides my commercial work, I am active in the fine arts as an exhibitor and teacher.

Awards of Excellence- Collectible Industry 1989-1990 Lenox Collections
Juror's Award- Philadelphia Watercolor Society 2010
First place- Watercolor- PVAC, Hill School Exhibition 2009
First place- Sculpture- Greater Norristown Art League 2009

Selected Exhibitions
One man show- Widener University Gallery, Chester, PA, Historic Yellow Springs Art Exhibition, Chester Springs, PA, Greater Norristown Art League, Norristown, PA, One man show- John James Audubon Gallery at Millgrove, Audubon, PA.

Class Schedule, Spring 2014

T01:00PM - 06:50PMIllustration II: Methods

Contact Info

Tel: 215-717-6240
Fax: 215-717-6632