About the Course
A series of short courses to build your practical illustration skills in different media and techniques. The courses will also look at contemporary illustration trends and different approaches within the genre. Each course can be taken separately or as a series if you need time and support to complete a large project
Who is this course for
This course is an ideal starting point for anyone wanting to find out more about illustrating for the picture book market, ages 2 - 6. You may already have a story to develop and illustrate, or prefer to focus on illustrating a story supplied on the course.
What does this course cover
We will examine the importance of the story and the kinds of themes that picture books focus on. We will examine how text and image work together and you will be shown examples of leading children's book illustrators to inspire you and create an understanding of what makes a successful illustration and how it communicates to the viewer. We'll look at the specific skills involved in creating a picture book including storyboarding and character creation.
You'll have the chance to explore some of the materials used by illustrators such as pen and inks, watercolours and coloured pencil. Through experimenting with hand-made processes (not digital) you will start to develop a personal way of working and improve your visual language.
Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’
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