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Courses

Young Comic Creators 

Booking Info
  • TutorChris Hamilton
  • Price-
  • Age11 - 12
  • LevelBeginners/Improvers

Fri 12 Jan, 5.45pm – 7.15pm | 10 wk Term £66 | 11-17yrs | Beginners/Improvers

Learn how to design and create your own comic characters and produce your own comic or visual story.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for young people aged 11-17 years. It is open to beginners and improvers so you don’t need previous art experience as full instruction is given. If you do have some experience the course is designed for you to explore and learn new techniques to further develop your skills.

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 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


Please note: Terms run wc Mon 8 Jan 2018 | Half Term break (no session) wc Mon 19 Feb 2018 | End of Term, Final sessions wc Mon 419 Mar 2018 *

*We advise participants to keep the day and time of the course free for Half Term and the week following the end of term free for replacements sessions that may be required due to tutor illness or exceptional circumstances.


Important Information
Our enhanced Safeguarding Policy recommends that we hold emergency contact details for all learning and participation activities (including courses), for children and young people under 18 years old and for supported or vulnerable adults. These are to be completed and signed by parents/carers except young people aged 16-18 and supported/vulnerable adults who are able to sign for themselves.

Completed forms must be handed in to our Sales and Information Team prior to the start of the course.

Participant Enrolment Form