Creating Public Art: Banners for the Edmonds Arts Festival

Edmonds Public Art

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to create public art for the famed Edmonds Arts Festival (EAF)! You will make your own original art piece (signed) which will be printed on a 4-by-8-foot banner and hung at the Festival in 2017 and beyond. The theme will be “Celebrate the Arts.” You’ll start with sketching your design and will then create your banner on your laptop, using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, with the guidance of your expert instructor. During the design process, you’ll learn about the special design demands of public art, how to effectively put together a large scale design and create designs that will read well digitally. Finished designs will then be submitted to the EAF for approval and printed on banner material. Imagine having your large format art displayed at the Festival for its entire run! The banners are partially funded by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and will become the property of the Edmonds Arts Festival Association

Phil Howe has been illustrating internationally for over 30 years with hundreds of book and magazine covers to his credit.

All levels. Must bring

Must bring laptop with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements installed on it.

Class Withdrawal -
You must notify Community Education two working days before class begins to receive a tuition refund, minus a $10 withdrawal fee. No refunds will be issued without proper notice.
*Note—registration fee is not refundable.
Class Changes and Cancellations -
Classes and workshops will be cancelled if they do not have the necessary enrollment one week prior to start date. You will be notified of such cancellations and receive a 100 percent refund.

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About the Instructor

Philip Howe

Philip Howe has been illustrating internationally for over 30 years. Corporate clients include Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Nintendo, EA, and game companies as well as most major publishers. He's done hundreds of magazine and book covers. His work is in collections in the U.S. and abroad. You can see his fine art at This site includes demos of many of his realistic oil paintings. His illustration site,, has dozens of images, ranging from fantasy to advertising work.