Develop your illustration style

Course Dates: 16/10/21 - 13/11/21
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
Develop your illustration style on this short course for intermediate illustrators. Through short exercises you will explore drawing in different styles, seeking inspiration from a raft of illustrators, and finish with a sketchbook of new illustrative styles to take on to future projects.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00

Course Code: VO123

Sat, day, 16 Oct - 13 Nov '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

This course encourages learners to examine their current illustration style and think about ways to develop it. Whether through taking in new influences, refining form and experimenting with mark-making and narrative.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Different styles of illustration and approaches to them
- Exploring monochromatic illustrations vs. colour study
- Different ways to tell a story through illustration
- Responding to a brief
- Using photographs as reference.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Describe the difference between different illustrative styles
- Produce a series of drawings of a chosen object in different ways
- Differentiate between highly detailed studies and minimal ones
- Explore colour in illustration
- Articulate a response to a simple brief and produce an illustration.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an intermediate level course for students who already have an illustrative background but wish to develop their personal style. Or as a refresher in the creative process for those stuck in a rut.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- This will be taught online using Zoom for live practical demonstrations, and PowerPoint presentations, with practical tasks set
- We will have group critiques and Q&A sessions- We will be using google classroom to store all resources, tasks and handouts
- You will need to login into our Google classroom before our sessions starts where details will be uploaded for session one.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

A3 Cartiridge Paper
A4-A3 sketchbook
Black ink
A selection of twigs, lolly sticks or coffee stirrers for mark making
Coloured pencils
A fine liner pen
HB and 4B pencil
Old magazines or newspapers for collage
Any additional art materials you like using.
Watercolour paints and brushes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Have a browse of our Illustration courses to continue your studies.

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