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Exploring Handmade Illustration Techniques (not digital)

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Art and design


Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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Want to improve and develop established ideas, or explore your interest in illustration?

Drawing Illustration is aimed at those who are new to the field of illustration and to those looking to further develop their drawing style or explore a new style.

This course will develop confidence in handling a variety of drawing materials, including inks, charcoals, watercolours and pastels.

You will be guided through the process of answering to a brief, leading towards a personal composition by the end of the course.

No particular skills are necessary, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn!

Do you want to bring your art work to the next level? Drawing Illustration: The next step is the course for you! Search our courses online, or get in touch for details!

What I'll learn

Learners will explore a variety of hand-drawing techniques and will be encouraged to develop subject matter and ideas, under both group and 1:1 professional tutorials.

Throughout the course, you will work at your own pace with the help of your tutor to learn to generate and communicate ideas graphically. 

You will also evaluate the context in order to select the most appropriate technique.

This is a practical workshop-based course.


How I'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • Formal instruction
  • Discussion
  • Individual tuition
  • Practical demonstration
  • Practical experience

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.


Entry Requirements

No previous experience or qualifications are necessary. 

We have lots of art materials to use in the studio, such as: watercolours, acrylics, coloured inks, pastels, soft pastels, markers, charcoal, coloured pencils, printing ink, collage materials and various types of papers. 

Please feel free to bring any materials of your own you enjoy working with or would like to explore, if you want to master a specific technique.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.