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: Oliver O'Keeffe, 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

  • Sequential narrative
  • Illustration for reportage
  • Typeface and lettering
  • Sketching an album cover
  • Drawing Inspiration from life
  • Alternative illustration techniques
  • Fundamental and experimental 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

Oliver O'Keefe has a Degree in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins; graduating in 2007. Since then he has freelanced as an illustrator and teaches on the BA Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins.
http://www.oliverokeeffe.com/
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Materials

Materials Required

•  Pencils from HB – B8

•  Coloured pencils (preferably water soluble)

•  Charcoal

•  Ink (variety of colours)

•  Brushes

•  Rubber (eraser) 

•  One metallic ruler 20cm

•  Watercolours, Acrylic

•  A good quality sketchbook A4 size

•  Pack of A3 paper


Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
22/01/2018 - 12/02/2018Monday18:30 - 20:004 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket
28/03/2018 - 18/04/2018Wednesday10:00 - 11:304 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket
15/05/2018 - 05/06/2018Tuesday17:00 - 18:304 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket
03/07/2018 - 24/07/2018Tuesday13:00 - 14:304 Weeks£350Available Online Add to Basket