What is the course about?
This 10 week course is an opportunity for you to explore illustration and its relationship with text through a great variety of media. Working with your chosen excerpts from songs, poems, books etc. you will develop imagery through a range of techniques including stencilling, drawing, stitching, collaging, photocopying and painting.The course will encourage discussion of ideas, experimentation & development of techniques whilst helping you to discover your creative potential. This course is suitable for beginners and those wanting to develop ideas for existing illustration work.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This course is suitable for both beginners and intermediate learners, no prior experience or qualifications are required.
What topics does the course cover?
Experiment with a wide variety of media. Consider Composition and Narrative. Explore the relationship between text and image. Explore the work of established Illustrators / other Artists.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Tutor will offer individual coaching, demonstrations, guidance, advice, one to one tutorials and group discussions relating to the learners particular interest or subject. There will be group discussions and exploration of a range of artists, subjects and approaches.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
All basic materials are provided and your tutor will advise you as to what specialist materials you require and where they may be purchased in the first class. They will include 1 x A4 Sketchbook,1 x Graphic Pen
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the course you will be able to. Explore a wide variety of media to generate illustrations .Consider Composition and Narrative Explore the relationship between text and image.Explore the work of established illustrators/other Artists
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You may want to try other Fine Art, non accredited, courses such as The Basics of Drawing or Life drawing Oil painting or watercolor. Alternatively, accredited courses at levels 1,2 and 3 are available. Accredited courses provide creative skills in a full range of drawing and painting techniques with the added interest of sketchbook work, the study of other artists, and the building individual portfolios. They provide the perfect platform for application to higher education and / or the practice of art as a professional or enthusiast.