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Activate Learning is based at City of Oxford College.
This six-week course is a fantastic creative opportunity giving you an insight on what it’s like to make illustrations. You will be given exercises and projects that provide an understanding of how to plan and make illustrations.
Leisure CourseQualifications explained
The learning atmosphere will be one of exploration and development with the encouragement of a practicing illustrator alongside your peers. You will be introduced to a range of different materials provided on the course and encouraged to experiment.
You will gain an understanding of how illustrations work, and an overview of the broad range of contexts for illustration. You will explore your own style and experiment with a range of methods that you can use in illustration projects.
The group will be taught in an informative and supportive atmosphere, and you will be encouraged to share your work with others and discuss ideas and approaches in critiques. You should bring in examples of illustration work that you admire in week one.
You can progress to the next Illustration course to begin to develop an illustration portfolio, or begin an illustrated book project of your own.
There are no formal assessments for this course.
I’ve enjoyed working with different mediums and doing lots of things that I hadn’t done before. Not many schools can offer the facilities that they have here.”
Basic materials will be provided, such as pencils, paper, inks, paints and brushes but you should bring a sketch book. Those with more experience are welcome to bring your own items if you have preferences, such as good quality brushes, materials etc.
To apply for this course, simply click on the ‘enrol’ button. You will then be taken to an enrolment form, where you will be asked to add your contact details and payment information.
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.
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