Illustration and Graphic Novels for 14 - 17 Year Olds
Each day will involve a different task in the lead up to producing your own handmade graphic novel or picture book. Be prepared to be meet creatures and stories that exist beyond the realms of your wildest imagination. With the guidance of your tutor, you will explore methods of image making, character design, storytelling, composition and simple bookbinding...
Taught by: Jake Clark, Jen Franklin.
Each day will involve a different task in the lead up to producing your own handmade graphic novel or picture book. Be prepared to be meet creatures and stories that exist beyond the realms of your wildest imagination. With the guidance of your tutor, you will explore methods of image making, character design, storytelling, composition and simple bookbinding. Working in a fun and supportive environment, you will create work in both 2D and 3D and be introduced to lo-fi production techniques. Everything you make will be created by hand and introduce you to the fundamentals of narrative illustration. You will be amazed by the skills that you gain, which you will be able to apply to many other projects in future. The course will also include an off-site visit to feed your imagination further.
You should leave the course with a finished graphic novel or picture book; a range of development work that would sit well in a portfolio for art college; the ability to make zines, comics or handmade books at home and fundamental skills in illustration.
Who Should Attend
Suitable for anyone aged 14 - 17 years, who likes drawing, making and creating things. As well as those interested in illustration or preparing a portfolio for application to art college. A fun opportunity that will allow you to increase your confidence in this area.
Jake teaches on The Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Foundation Diploma in Art and Design within the specialist areas of illustration and painting. He has previously taught on the Fine Art BA at Loughborough University.
Jen Franklin is a freelance artist and educator. She teaches on a number of courses including the CCW Foundation Course and the BA Illustration course at Camberwell. She was formerly an ideas consultant and now makes and sells drawings, prints, objects and small book editions. She previously owned her own shop and has sold work through other shops, galleries and fairs including Elphicks, Urban Outfitters, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Victor Wynd Fine Art, House of Fairy Tales and Christies Multiplied.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Pens and pencils in assorted colours
An old clean sock
A newspaper and a few scraps of fabric
Buttons or decorations that you like or find interesting.
Please remember to bring a packed lunch.
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.