Introduction to Illustration (Online)

Online courses occur as 1.5 hour live sessions, during which time you will interact with your tutor, classmates and course content using in-built audio and video chat, instant messaging and the virtual work display area.

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Whether you are new to illustration, or have been experimenting with visual language for a while, this course will help you to create unique and beautiful work, and enhance your creativity. Central Saint Martins has a world-renowned reputation for radical practice and rich experimentation and these values are at the heart of this course...

Taught by: Leni Kauffman, Tutor to be confirmed.

Description


Whether you are new to illustration, or have been experimenting with visual language for a while, this course will help you to create unique and beautiful work, and enhance your creativity. Central Saint Martins has a world-renowned reputation for radical practice and rich experimentation and these values are at the heart of this course. We will challenge your understanding of what illustration is, whilst you develop strong technical skills to realise your creative potential.


Topics

  • Designing and illustrating a book cover
  • Sketching and illustration for reportage
  • Figure drawing and character design
  • Colour Theory
  • Sketching from Life
  • Illustrating for Food and Packaging
  • Illustrating for an article
  • Experimenting with sketching techniques


"I really enjoyed this course. I got so much feedback and encouragement, and my work has improved so much. Thank you!"

- Sophie, former student


Outcomes
By the end of this course you will have:

  • Challenged and deepened your understanding of what Illustration is and what it can be used to achieve
  • Mastered a range of fundamental drawing techniques
  • Improved and developed your own style
  • Learned how to source inspiration from your surroundings to create compelling pieces
  • Produced a range of pieces for your portfolio
  • Experimented with typeface and learned how to integrate text into your designs
  • Used your designs to communicate emotions



Who is Introduction to Illustration (Online) for?
The course is perfect for new textile artists, interior designers, students (fine art, textiles, or fashion) looking to bolster a portfolio, or anyone who wants to learn new skills with textiles.
Level: Beginners
Please note: This course is for learners aged 18 and over




Why choose a CSM Online Short Course
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience Central Saint Martins wherever you are in the world. Additionally all CSM Online Short Courses include;

  • Live sessions with expert
  • Lesson recordings
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • CSM Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here


Tutor information

Leni Kauffman has a Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration from Central Saint Martins; graduating in 2007. She is a freelance illustrator and has worked in animation, publishing, fashion illustration, and storyboarding.

You can find her work at http://www.lenikauffman.com/ and http://otherwardrobe.com/


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Materials



Online Course Requirements
To access the Online Content, please ensure you have;

  • A Computer or Laptop, (tablets can be used but some content will be limited)
  • Headphones
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • The latest version of Java installed on your device
  • A recent operating system (we recommend Google Chrome or Firefox)
  • Good Internet connection via WiFi or ethernet; 2G, 3G or 4G will not be sufficient



Course Specific Requirements
To complete the course, please you should have the following equipment;

  • Pencils - HB to 8B
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Charcoal
  • Coloured Ink
  • Brushes
  • Eraser
  • Watercolours
  • Gouache paint
  • Acrylic paints
  • A4 - A3 size sketchbook
  • Watercolour sketchbook/Paper

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
10/07/2018 - 31/07/2018Tuesday13:00 - 14:304 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket
13/09/2018 - 04/10/2018Thursday17:00 - 18:304 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket
03/11/2018 - 24/11/2018Saturday10:15 - 11:454 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket
08/11/2018 - 29/11/2018Thursday13:00 - 14:304 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket
30/01/2019 - 20/02/2019Wednesday13:00 - 14:304 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket
02/02/2019 - 23/02/2019Saturday10:00 - 11:304 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket
09/04/2019 - 30/04/2019Tuesday18:30 - 20:004 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket
04/05/2019 - 25/05/2019Saturday10:30 - 12:004 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket
24/06/2019 - 15/07/2019Monday13:00 - 19:004 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket