Illustration Development: Online

Course overview

Are you interested in illustration? Want to explore it further?

This online six-week course will show you a range of exciting approaches, covering different aspects of general illustration. It will allow you to practice with different materials, techniques and approaches to develop illustrations from research such as places, people and things.

Each week will introduce a different aspect of illustration. Starting from drawing as a basis, you will explore different aspects of a theme which you can develop into a more personal style with help and support from the tutor.

You will be shown the developmental and finished work of illustrators, and once you are introduced to the theme there will be a practical illustration task relating to your illustration theme. You will be able to work independently with your own materials in the class time, developing and discovering ways to explore your illustration style, and share with the group. There will be opportunities for tutor and class discussion and feedback.

This is an online course, you will need a computer or other mobile device with internet connection, camera, microphone and speakers. You will also need:

  • a selection of art materials for painting and drawing
    • a minimum would be gouache, watercolour or acrylic paints, plus pencils, a sketchbook and a selection of clean brushes and mixing palette
  • a bottle of black quink ink for one of the sessions
  • other materials can be used if you have them, and good quality drawing paper/ sketch book is advisable, although the college can supply paper and a few other basic kit bits

Activate learning offer a wide range of onsite and online courses to progress your creative skills. Book illustration would be the next step in your illustration journey.

Course Starts in 82 Days
  • 7 January 2022 - 31 July 2022
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Friday
  • 6 Weeks
    • £115
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  • 29 April 2022 - 31 July 2022
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Friday
  • 6 Weeks
    • £115
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Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.