This course will introduce you to the wide-ranging discipline of Illustration and help you to gain an improved understanding of the possibilities of image-making. From book illustration and publishing to animation and motion graphics. Through a series of projects, lectures and discussions, you will be asked to respond to a range of tasks that introduce the key skills necessary to set out in the pursuit of an illustration career...

Taught by: Val Mcbride, A respected industry expert.

Description

This course will introduce you to the wide-ranging discipline of Illustration and help you to gain an improved understanding of the possibilities of image-making. From book illustration and publishing to animation and motion graphics. Through a series of projects, lectures and discussions, you will be asked to respond to a range of tasks that introduce the key skills necessary to set out in the pursuit of an illustration career. You will learn how to respond creatively to a brief and generate imaginative ideas through the process of visual problem solving. The relationship between image and text will be explored and you will begin to identify the key visual characteristics relative to your particular interests in the context of a personal style and language.

Course Outcomes
You will have gained a greater awareness of the role illustration plays in our daily lives. You will be able to problem solve and generate ideas imaginatively. You will have begun to develop a personal visual language and identify future directions for your practice.  

Who Should Attend 
Those looking to develop their graphic image making skills and explore the various range of illustration pathways. Suitable for both students and working professionals interested in pursuing an illustration career. 

Course Level

Beginners


Tutor information

Valerie McBride is a book illustrator who has worked for several publishers including Oxford University Press, Heinemann and BBC Books.

She is currently an Associate Lecturer on the CCW Foundation course at Camberwell. For the past twenty years she taught at Wimbledon College of Arts, where she contributed to the Foundation course and was course leader of the Pre-Foundation course. She also teaches illustration on Professional Development programmes within adult education for those making a career from their art practice.

She contributes regularly to gallery education programmes, delivering workshops and master classes related to current exhibitions.



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Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • A4 sketchbook
  • A selection of graphite and coloured pencils 
  • A pencil sharpener
  • A ruler (minimum 30cms)
  • One black fineliner and marker Pen
  • A selection of pens/ mark making materials (reflective of your preferred working methods)
  • Scissors / craft knife
  • Glue stick
  • A USB memory stick
  • Magazines of choice; for collage work
  • Examples of your previous work (optional) 
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
13/04/2015 - 17/04/2015Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£525Available John Islip St - SW1P Add to Basket
06/06/2015 - 04/07/2015Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Days£525Available John Islip St - SW1P Add to Basket
10/08/2015 - 14/08/2015Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£525Available John Islip St - SW1P Add to Basket