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Creating Comics  

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  • TutorChris Hamilton
  • Price-
  • Age18+
  • LevelBeginners/Improvers

Fri 20 Apr, 7.30pm – 9.30pm | 12 wk £124 (£112) | Beginners/Improvers Level | Age 18+

An introduction to the key skills and techniques required to produce comics and visual stories combining traditional paper drawing and digital processes.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is for beginners and improvers who would like to develop skills in developing comic book stories using traditional and digital mediums.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who are able to undertake practical arts and crafts activities and use a computer. A carer or support worker may assist learners on this course. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

What will you learn on this course?
On this course you will learn how to create your own comic or short visual story. By exploring and studying a range of comics you will learn to understand different stylistic approaches and artistic techniques. You will be taught how to interpret the written word into imagery and to communicate stories effectively. The course will also consider different layouts and formats for presenting your comic including conventional comic strips, art style and display or fan art.

You will be guided through the process of creating concept art for characters and developing these in your comic. This course combines traditional pen and paper drawing skills with digital techniques and the use of comic layout software. The course runs in mac’s dedicated media studio on Apple Mac computers.

This course is taught by tutor Chris Hamilton who is a practicing artist with extensive experience and strong links in the entertainment and creative industry. Using a combination of practical design demonstrations and 1-2-1 support you will receive guidance tailored to your individual projects and needs.

On completion of this course you can expect to have gained an understanding of a range of approaches to creating comics and produced your own comic art works.

Do you need to bring anything?
You don’t need to bring anything as all materials and equipment is provided.

Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?
Chris Hamilton