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Illustration for Comics for 14 - 17 Year Olds

Illustration for Comics for 14 - 17 Year Olds

College
Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Isabel Greenberg

Description


Join Illustration for Comics for 14 - 17 years olds where you will produce your own handmade graphic novel or picture book. You’ll 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.

Topics Covered

  • Character design and storytelling 
  • Building profiles
  • Drawing
  • Visit the Tate Gallery 
  • Book binding workshop
  • Creating zines / books structures 
  • Narrative structures
  • Image making
  • Mood
  • Applying type and lo-fi reproduction methods
  • Complete of final book / zine / graphic novel.

Course Outcomes
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.

Level
Beginner

Tutor Description


Isabel Greenberg is a London based comic artist and illustrator, for both adults and children. She graduated in 2010 from The University Of Brighton and has since produced work for a variety of clients and publications including The Guardian, The National Trust, Nobrow Press, Wrap Magazine, Seven Stories Press, The New York Times and the V & A . In 2011 she won the Observer Jonathan Cape Comica Graphic Story Prize and shortly after began work on her first graphic novel, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth. It came out in Autumn 2013, published by Jonathan Cape and was released in The US, Canada, Germany, France and Spain. She is now working on her second graphic novel as well as a series of historical children’s books for the publisher Wide Eyed Editions.

http://www.isabelnecessary.com/

Materials


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

  • Pens and pencils in assorted colours 

  • Sketchbook (A4)

  • 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.

Available dates