Art(PR): Drawing for Graphic Novels - Beginner - (17/11 & 18/11) - BHS11286X

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Next term start date

17 Nov 2018


Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: BHS11286X

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From Wednesday 8 August 2018: Book online or contact course provider.

  • Broughton High School
    Carrington Road,
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £55.00 for term
  • Saturday 09:30; Sunday 9,30

Activity description

Class will run from 9.30am until 4.00pm (on both days) with a half hour lunch break. Students should bring a packed lunch and drink if they require it. This course aims to give an introduction to the basic ways of creating graphic novels strips. Students will learn some drawing and composition techniques and the basic ways of telling a story through images. You will be helped to develop your own style and use your creativity to draw a short comic book. Students will create a small comic book strip. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Previous experience in attending a drawing course is desirable but, more importantly, you should enjoy drawing! WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: By the end of the course students will have learned: - various basic techniques of composition and ways to attract the viewer's attention and share feelings and ideas through images; - ways of expressing the passage of time in images; - techniques in how to create a character; and - drawing with lines, textures, shadows and tried different techniques to find the one that suits them most. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: On the first day, students will learn composition techniques and the basics of telling a story with images. The students will work on creating their main character and on preparatory sketches for their short comic book. On the second day, they will work on their final project from the pencil drawings to the inking up of the drawings. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENTS/ADDITIONAL COSTS: A sketchbook (A4 or A3)/cost around £2 or £4; a pad or a selection of loose heavyweight cartridge paper (A2 or A1)/cost around £3; a selection of drawing materials: black fine liners and pencils of different grades (an HB pencil plus a few others you would like to experiment with), an eraser/cost £5; Indian ink/cost £3.65; Nib-pen (holder and drawing nibs). A couple of brushes (preferably cheap watercolour brushes, a small one and a bigger one)/cost £4; masking tape, scissors, set square /cost £5; Any drawing materials you enjoy working with!

Term information

  • Date term started:17 Nov 2018 (starts in 3 days)
  • Duration:2 lessons - 2 lessons remaining
  • Places:12
  • Crèche available:No

Price type

  • Standard price
  • Reduced
    • 16 or 17 years old
    • 60+, retired, and not in employment.
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA), PIP or Carer's Allowance
    • Full time student.
  • Concession
    • Council Tax Reduction Scheme (NB: Not single person/occupancy discount)
    • Employment Support Allowance
    • Housing Benefit
    • Incapacity Benefit
    • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Income Support
    • NASS Support
    • Pension Credit
    • Universal Credit
    • Working Tax Credit

Remaining dates and times (2 lessons)

Date Day Time
17 Nov 2018 Saturday 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
18 Nov 2018 Sunday 09:30 am - 04:00 pm

Venue details

Broughton High School

Carrington Road
Tel: 0131 556 7978
Email: adult.education@edinburgh.gov.uk

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