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Design a monster Augmented Reality character and create your own digital ‘pocket’ companion

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for young people aged 8-14 years and is open to all ability levels. Beginners may have no experience but should have a strong interest in drawing, cartoons, animation and graphics in games. The course is ideal for improvers with some experience in Animation or Art as well as for advanced students looking to learn 3D character modelling.

The course is accessible for young people of all abilities who can participate in practical art activities and use a computer. We provide a learning support worker and a carer or support worker may assist if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

What will you learn on this course?

On this course you will learn how to develop a concept and design a monster character for augmented reality. Using traditional sketching and drawing techniques you will learn how to present your ideas with the option to evolve your concept with digital painting and 3d modelling and then transform that in to an Augmented Reality art work to carry with you in your pocket.

This course will support you to develop your creative thinking and idea generation skills. You will understand the processes you went through in the development of your character design and be able to show evidence to support this.

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.

The course runs in mac’s dedicated media studio on Apple Mac computers.

On completing this course you can expect have developed concept artwork for original fun characters

Do you need to bring anything?

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

Students are welcome to bring along their own tablets or other devices that will enable them to upload their monster to an Augmented Reality App.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Chris Hamilton

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