Introduction to Illustration (Beginners)
This course will lead you through some of the key techniques needed to help you create your own original illustrations in response to a series of simple briefs.
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).
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
By the end of the course you will understand the key points that will enable you to develop your illustrations skills i.e. • Keeping a sketchbook as a source of idea • Following a brief • Experimenting with different media • Critical appraisal of your own and others’ work, and a sense of how to take it a stage further creatively