What is the course about?
On this fun practical short course you will learn about the styles and use of contemporary and past caricatures, develop a range of traditional and digital drawing techniques and create engaging caricatures of real people.
What will we cover?
Different styles of caricatures from famous cartoonists.
Realistically rendering the face
Simplification, exaggeration and distortion of facial features
Expression and feeling through posture
Scanning and painting images in Photoshop
Capturing personality in your caricatures.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- be aware of a range of caricaturing styles from famous cartoonists
- draw simple realistic faces
- exaggerate facial features to emphasise emotion and personality
- exaggerate posture to emphasise emotion and personality
- scan and paint images using basic tools in Photoshop cc.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is an introductory course but will also benefit those with experience in drawing comics or cartoons.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, handouts and for
health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and handouts. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Animation, Cartooning, Digital arts, Film, Graphics, Illustration and Photography.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Basic materials will be provided in the workshop session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can further develop your skills and interest in Cartooning through a range of courses at the City Lit in cartooning, illustration, Photoshop and animation.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details