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Discover graphic storytelling in a relaxed learning environment of exploration and development.

In this 10 week course we take a close look at book illustration. Illustrated picture books have always been the best known form of illustration, and in this course we look at how to illustrate a picture book. You will be given exercises and projects.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

You will learn about your own approach to illustration and the notion of style, and discover how storytelling can be achieved through pictures with sequential illustration. The learning atmosphere will be one of exploration and development.

You will gain an understanding of how book illustrations enhance reading and add a different experience. You will extend your own ability to create or enhance storytelling through pictures and develop an understanding of creating a concept for an illustrated book. 


How I'll learn

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.

You can progress to the next Illustration course to begin to develop an illustration portfolio, or continue with an illustrated book concept of your own.

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 2 examples of illustrated books that you admire in week 1.