Art(PR): Illustration - Beginner - (2/11 & 16/11) - BHS14286

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02 Nov 2019


Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: BHS14286

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  • Broughton High School
    Carrington Road,
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £58.75 for term
  • Saturday 10:00

Activity description

DEVELOPING AN ILLUSTRATION PROJECT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No formal entry requirements. An interest in illustration, drawing, stories and picture books. Some experience of drawing would be good. This course would suit people new to illustration as well as those who have done some illustration before. The course would be a good follow on from the beginners' illustration course, but it is not necessary to have done the previous course. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: This course would suit students who have an illustration project in mind and/or started and who would benefit from time set aside to work on it and from some input from a tutor and other students. Your project could be illustrating your own writing or an event in your own life/family history, producing an illustrated children's story, creating a series of illustrations on a particular topic ... anything. N.B. for those who wish to have more guidance on subjects to illustrate, briefs will be set by the tutor. By the end of the course students will have learned to: - gather ideas, images and information in a sketchbook; - work on creating illustrations to a brief; - plan a storyboard; - develop an individual style and experiment with creating characters; and - design and produce a short illustrated narrative or a series of linked illustrations. GENERAL APPROACH TO THE COURSE: The tutor will discuss with students their individual interests and requirements from the course. Students will be introduced to the processes involved with illustrating a subject/passage of text in an encouraging, fun atmosphere. While students will mainly work individually, group discussion and exchange of ideas will be encouraged. Students will be encouraged to experiment with different materials and approaches. We will look at illustrations from books and learn from each others’ work. Some optional homework will be given. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENT; APPROXIMATE & ADDITIONAL COSTS: There is no need to buy a lot of expensive materials. Students are asked to bring an A4 sketchbook (bound is best) to the first day’s class, plus a selection of pencils (HB – 5B), coloured pencils, black pens (felt tips, graphic pens) or whatever you enjoy using. Please bring a selection of larger paper – an A3 white paper pad would be good. Other materials, WHICH ARE OPTIONAL, but could be useful are: a small selection of brushes – Chinese brushes are great for watercolour/ink and can be bought quite cheaply in art shops; a dipping pen (size 5 or 6 nibs), black ink (Indian ink or acrylic ink); another colour of ink; watercolours; a plastic container for water; a few old magazines, scissors and a glue stick. NB: if you have a particular project you would like to work on, please make sure that you bring along any reference material you will need, e.g. photographs, drawings, text etc. Students should bring packed lunch and drink if required.

Term information

  • Date term started:02 Nov 2019 (starts in 46 days)
  • Duration:2 lessons - 2 lessons remaining
  • Places:12
  • Crèche available:No

Price type

  • Standard price
  • Concession
    • 16 or 17 years old
    • 60+, retired, and not in employment.
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA), PIP or Carer's Allowance
    • Full time student.
  • Reduced
    • 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
02 Nov 2019 Saturday 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
16 Nov 2019 Saturday 10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Venue details

Broughton High School

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

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