Illustration projects 2

Course Dates: 09/05/22 - 11/07/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Illustration can be understod as imagery in context often aligned with graphic design to impart information to an audience. This course, delivered in 3 project based courses, will primarily give you a deeper understanding of what illustration is, what it can be, and the context in which it exists.

Throughout the course, you will explore a variety of image-making processes and through experimentation and play identify and develop your authentic voice, which can be utilised to respond to set assignments and ultimately commercial projects.
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Full fee £729.00 Senior fee £583.00 Concession £445.00

Course Code: VK522

Mon, day, 09 May - 11 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Once the essential skills are in place following the successful completion of Illustration projects 1, you will challenge your practice by a deeper exploration of materials, techniques and processes including a 3D element. Through practical workshops you will explore composition, form and colour. Illustration projects 2 introduces collaboration working towards a group show where you will exhibit and offer for sale the work you have produced.

What will we cover?

- The power of illustration
- Working Collaboratively – engaging with the public with a group show.
- Further exploration of materials, media, processes and techniques including 3D
- Composition, form and colour
- History of illustration - 20th Century.

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

- Research, analyse, edit and present information with both clarity and imagination.
- Investigate and implement a broader range of techniques, processes and technologies.
- Apply knowledge of artists, concepts and techniques to inform your own work.
- Apply knowledge of composition, form and colour to inform your own work.
- Generate ideas, concepts and proposals both independently and collaboratively in response to set briefs and negotiated study.
- Work as part of a team, driving a project through a logical and appropriate cycle.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the illustration industry by putting on a group show.

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

The course is suitable for any skill level from picking up from secondary school Art to experienced artist. You will need a basic understanding of what illustration is and how to approach and successfully fulfil an assignment brief using the design process. More about approach, it is important to come with curiosity and a willingness to explore and experiment with media, materials and processes. Be able to discuss your thoughts, ideas and intentions as part of your evolving critical judgement and visual awareness.

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

The course will be led by an experienced practicing illustrator and senior lecturer supported by expert practitioners with advanced skills in image-making.
Content will be delivered via illustrated presentations, creative exercises and practical workshops. Project assignments will be set to apply your knowledge and develop you skills with group tutorials and critiques to monitor your progress, and enhance your skills in critical judgement and creative awareness.

Each Part of the City Lit Illustration course requires a high level of commitment, and therefore independent study outside the studio is strongly encouraged.

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

You will need an A3 sketchbook for drawing, experimentation, recording ideas etc. Basic studio materials are provided however, further information about materials needed in order to work outside of the course will be discussed during the induction. You will ned an A3 size plastic folder/ portfolio to transport work.

Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencil to printing services, at 15% off. To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card in-store or by simply emailing with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here-

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

The next stage and ideal progression is to progress onto Illustration projects 3. Guidance on progression will be provided on the course. For full course information please visit our website.

Adam Graff

Adam Graff is an artist, educator, and award-winning illustrator with a wealth of industry experience. His time is divided between his professional/ personal practice and teaching. Adam is a senior lecturer with over 20 years of teaching experience. He is currently the BA illustration pathway leader at the University of Hertfordshire and has taught, lectured, and spoken on the subject across the country. Having served 12 years on the board of the Association of Illustrators he has developed a broad understanding of illustrator’s needs as well as forging close links to industry. Adam’s illustrations have been internationally published, most recently in Le Monde Diplomatique Germany and received a variety of industry awards. His impressive client list includes ANORAK magazine, BBC Worldwide, British Telecom, The Guardian, Lazy Oaf, MTV, Sainsbury’s, Science Museum, TimeOut London, The Times, and Transport for London. Adam is co-director of the Illustration collective Hero of Switzerland who have exhibited at The House of Illustration, (LIF) London Illustration Fair, OXO Tower, PICK ME UP, Somerset House, and We Built This City, Carnaby Street.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.