10 week Illustration for Beginners (Sept 2015) — Overview
The enrolment deadline for this course is 9 am, Fri 11 Sept 2015. Bookings will close at this time, or when the course is full, whichever is sooner. No enrolments will be taken after the deadline has passed.
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This course is aimed at people interested in learning skills and techniques to communicate visually. Throughout the course you will progress through experimental drawing, print and painting exercises, while looking at different types of illustration and art, exploring how to use mark-making and composition to create imagery. Sessions are a mixture of tutor-led talks, demonstrations, experimentation with artist's materials, drawing and painting techniques, one-to-one support and sharing/communicating with peers. Although you will practise drawing and painting skills this is not exclusively an instructional drawing/painting course. At each level learners are encouraged to develop at their own rate through practising tutor-led tasks.
Introductions; what is Illustration; drawing exercises
Sketchbooks/visual diaries - how to use them; making marks master class - creating artwork from the marks we make; learning how to start from a blank page – ideas generation
Understanding composition – what makes a successful image; colour and tone
Character design; drawing exercises
Learn how to create your own narrative from scratch; introducing thumbnails and narrative structure
Brief a 4-week project; research; brainstorming/mind mapping
Digital session, preparing work for print using Adobe Photoshop and the scanner
Print versus digital; easy print workshop
Optional collaborative project - make a poster; print workshop
Evaluate course, learner achievement and progression; celebration
Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00
Start Date: 22/09/15
End Date: 01/12/15
Fee: £180 (instalment options available when booking for course(s) with fees totalling £200 or more)
None. Previous drawing experience is an advantage.
Materials and Equipment
You will need to bring a sketchbook, black fineliner, pencil, rubber, pencil sharpener and any art materials you have an interest in experimenting with such as ink, watercolours, acrylic paints, gouache, pencil crayons, etc.
Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.