About the Course
Projects suitable for all levels including those looking to build a portfolio or move into a career in illustration. Develop the skills to illustrate for a range of books, including fiction, cookery, children's books, book jackets and more.
Who is this course for
This course is ideal for students of all levels. If you are new to illustration it is important that you have done a bit of drawing before. More experienced students might wish to develop a personal style, prepare an illustration portfolio or just learn more about illustration. You will all learn to follow a brief and deliver a finished piece of artwork within a set time frame.
What does this course cover
The first half of term we will focus on shorter focused briefs where you will learn to complete an illustration in a given time frame and the second half of term we'll focus on a longer project - for example developing a picture book idea or developing a series of illustrations for your portfolio such as editorial or food illustration. We will look at the specific skills needed for different types of illustration from editorial to narrative illustration. We will examine how text and image work together and you will be shown examples of leading illustrators within different fields of illustration to inspire you and create an understanding of what makes a successful illustration and how it communicates to the viewer.
Students will be introduced to a range of different materials provided on the course and encouraged to experiment with different ways of working. Through experimenting with hand-made processes (not digital) including black and white, coloured media and mixed media, you will 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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