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This course covers all aspects of illustration and aims to enable students to respond to a variety of briefs, working to deadlines. .

What The Course is About:

Throughout the year, each term will have a different theme: The autumn term covers LINE, TONE AND COLOUR covering media such as pen, ink and wash and gouache.

Spring term is about NARRATIVE AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, and the summer term is focused on COMPOSITION AND DESIGN.

Students on the course will develop their work by following weekly and bi-weekly briefs. In a friendly informal atmosphere, students will benefit from peer feedback as well as a weekly 1-1 session with the tutor. Students are welcome to attend individual terms or all three if they wish.

The course is taught by published children’s author and illustrators Jane Porter, who has a wealth of industry experience to share (www.janeporter.co.uk).


Materials Required:

What to bring to the first session: Students will be offered guidance on materials throughout the course.

For the first class students should bring a plain A4 sketchbook and pencils. There will also be a materials fee (£10) which will cover possible model fees and some materials for specialised activities, such as monoprinting General Information: Putney School of Art & Design Art Shop on site: opening hours: 9.45am-10.30am, 1.45pm-2.30pm, 6.30pm7.15pm. 10% discount from most local art suppliers with PSAD Student Card. Free WIFI with no password to access images. Café and balcony serving hot lunches and homemade cakes.

All students are invited to submit one piece of art work to the annual Student Summer Exhibition there may also be class shows throughout the year. For pottery and printing subjects all students will be given a free mask and gloves at the start of the course. Photocopies and printing from a memory stick at the school: 10p for A4 and 20p for A3

Previous Experience:

Suitable for All Levels

End of course:

What will I achieve?

Appreciate how text and image work together.

Examine a range of current illustration styles and leading illustrators and understand what makes an illustration effective.

Complete a brief, from developing ideas through to finished artwork

Develop personal projects as well as class projects

Have the opportunity to learn how to make a picture book dummy potentially ready for submission to publishers.

Info to follow

Starting September 2022

Class Code: 0922-11128

Price: £205.00

Location: On-Site

Tutor: Jane Porter

From September 23rd, 2022 to December 2nd, 2022

Fri 13:30 - 16:00

  • 23 Sep 2022 - 13:30 to 16:00
  • 30 Sep 2022 - 13:30 to 16:00
  • 7 Oct 2022 - 13:30 to 16:00
  • 14 Oct 2022 - 13:30 to 16:00
  • 21 Oct 2022 - 13:30 to 16:00
  • 4 Nov 2022 - 13:30 to 16:00
  • 11 Nov 2022 - 13:30 to 16:00
  • 18 Nov 2022 - 13:30 to 16:00
  • 25 Nov 2022 - 13:30 to 16:00
  • 2 Dec 2022 - 13:30 to 16:00

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