Plymouth College of Art - 10 Week Illustration for Beginners (Jan 2019), Plymouth College of Art, Tuesday, 15. January 2019

10 week Illustration for Beginners (Jan 2019)
This course is aimed at people interested in learning and developing skills and techniques to communicate visually. Throughout the course you will learn about some of the key skills involved in being an illustrator. You will also get the chance to work with unique mark making tools and techniques to create an array of illustrated outcomes.
Sessions are a mixture of tutor-led talks, demonstrations, experimentation with artist's materials, drawing 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. This course is suitable for those looking to improve their Illustration skills, as well as those who have little or no illustration experience.

Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00
Start Date: 15/01/19
End Date: 19/03/19
Day: Tuesday
Fee: £200

Course Content

Week 1
Welcome to the world of Illustration:
Introductions; what is Illustration; drawing exercises
Week 2
Let’s throw some shapes:
Observational drawing with a twist, working with different drawing techniques to stylize and simplify interesting objects. You will then get the chance to learn some paper craft and create three dimensional splendours.
Week 3
Lino Richie:
Opportunities to learn lino relief printing, making musical instruments using this classic printing techniques.
Week 4
A continuance of the previous week but working to a larger scale, the end goal being to create a papercraft musician adorned with lino printed instruments.
Week 5
Strange oddities:
Using a range of avant garde objects including but not limited to (shells, feathers and springs) to create a range of ghostly themed images. Mark making heaven!
Week 6
The scrapbook challenge:
Using collage to document the lifestyles of the rich and the famous, you will get the opportunity to create a mock editorial image of a favourite celebrity.  
Week 7
Final project planning and responding to words:
This session features workshops based around words. You will get the chance to work as a team and create narratives based on one word prompts; this will lead onto the final project.
The final outcome will be a multi page concertina fold book which you will base around a word or phrase. You are encouraged, but not bound to try and use some of the techniques that have been acquired throughout the course.
Week 8
Getting on with things:
One to one tutorials are available during this stage as you progress your artwork from sketches to final artwork. Open studio access available at this time.
Week 9  
Finishing things off:
Supported self study followed by final touches to artwork, additional tutorials can be delivered on a one to one or group basis.
Week 10
Evaluation of course, learner achievement and progression, most importantly… Celebration!

Please note, the above course content should be viewed as a guide. The tutor may choose to alter content according  according to student needs.

Entry Requirements
None. This course is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

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.
Handouts can be sent via email if required, or hard copy handouts can be provided.
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.


Tuesday, 15. January 2019, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth College of Art - 10 Week Illustration for Beginners (Jan 2019)

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