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Illustration For Text  

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  • TutorPeter Tinkler
  • Price-
  • Age18+
  • LevelAll Levels

Tue 17 Apr, 6.30pm – 9pm | 12 wk Term £114 (£103) | All Levels | Age 18+

Learn traditional illustration techniques that will see you create an image or painting based on your favourite piece of text from a book, novel or poem.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to learners of all levels. Beginners who have no illustration experience will be taught the basics. Students with previous drawing and painting experience can develop their skills further and learn traditional illustration.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who can undertake practical drawing activities. A support worker or a carer may assist. 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 situation and needs.

What will you learn on this course?
On this course you will learn to create an image or painting based on one of your favourite pieces of text from a novel, poem, etc. You will be introduced to the concept of creating illustrations based on words, using traditional illustration techniques to create your own narrative paintings. You will explore the entire process from text to drawing to finished painted illustration.

The first part of the course will be spent learning skills, techniques and approaches to illustration and making some sample pieces of work to texts provided by the tutor. You will then be expected to select your own pieces of text for latter parts of the course which will be spent working on individual projects to produce finished illustrations based on your selected text.

The course will cover the following skills:

  • Composition techniques
  • Perspective techniques
  • Colour studies
  • Interpreting the text in a literal and non-literal way
  • Thumbnail sketches
  • Using carbon transfer paper to copy drawings
  • Capturing mood and atmosphere using paint

The course will be taught through a combination of demonstrations and examples, practical tasks and work on individual projects. The tutor will provide guidance and assistance based on each individual’s needs and aims.

On completion of this course you can expect to have a gained an understanding of how to approach illustration for text and have completed some sample pieces and finished painted illustrations.

Do you need to bring anything?
The drawing and painting studio is equipped with easels and drawing boards. Paper is provided that can be used during the lesson, and some basic art materials that may be borrowed on the day, such as paints, pencils, graphite sticks, erasers, sharpeners.

You may wish to bring additional art materials to work with.

Are there any additional costs?
Any additional materials are provided at your own expense.

Who teaches this course?
Peter Tinkler