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Hand-made Illustration Techniques- The next step

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Art and design


Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

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5 weeks
5 weeks

- Fees subject to change
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Explore, experiment, make sketches and develop hand-made illustrations for your personal projects.

On this practical course you will explore, experiment, make sketches and develop hand-made illustrations for your personal projects.

You will learn how to communicate ideas effectively through a series of proposed techniques in combination of your preferred one.

The course is aimed at learners with some experience, who have some art and design background or are a practicing illustrator. 

Do you want to progress in other creative areas? Have a look at our Printmaking and other learning for leisure courses on offer.

What I'll learn

By the end of the course you will have an insight into how to develop or further develop your style, and how to successfully create illustrations to deliver an accurate and complete message.

You will be able to; understand the characteristics of style; recognise the skills to further your illustration style; effectively communicate an idea by using the visual language resources; create illustration work to expand your portfolio.


How I'll learn

The course will combine demonstration, workshop tasks, group discussion and critique, and individual tuition from a professional illustrator.

You will explore the relationship between text and image and will examine different approaches and styles of illustration.

Through experimentation, you will learn how to tackle developing, or further developing a style. 


How I'll be assessed

There are no formal assessments for this course.


Entry Requirements

The course fee covers basic drawing materials. It would be very useful for you to bring the following: a sketchbook of your choice or your personal drawing notebook and your preferred drawing equipment to develop your style in this field.

You should bring any previous illustration projects (sketches, drawings, on-going work etc.) as a way in to start.


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.