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Illustration for Beginners

Illustration for Beginners

Do you want to learn how to illustrate?

Our exciting Illustration course introduces you to basic techniques for illustration - which will provide you with the tools to grow and develop your own style of illustration - you will take part in a series of fun individual exercises in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Using pencil, pens, watercolours and paper you will learn how to draw characters, landscapes and objects to visually convey a message or story. You will take inspiration from a variety of contemporary illustrators working across different illustrative practices. 

Beginners and more advanced artists are welcome, as is anyone with an interest in illustration and visual arts, who is looking to build and develop their own illustrative style. 

Whatever your taste in comics, from Manga to Maus, this enjoyable course explores basic techniques that you can use to develop your work, and instill the confidence to create and reproduce your own material with simple but effective resources.

Like all of our art and drawing classes, you’ll receive friendly feedback throughout the course.

Class Content

During your lessons you will:

  • Explore different ways in which you can approach illustration.
  • Experiment with a range of ways of drawing and developing your ideas visually.
  • Try using a mix of drawing mediums in order to find what works for you. 
  • Experiment and learn about light, shadow, line and perspective in illustration.
  • Learn about colour, the meaning attached to it and how to balance and use colour effectively in your drawings. 
  • Learn how to respond visually to promps. 

Equipment

Pencils, pens, water colours and paper will be provided, but please feel free to bring a sketchbook and examples of illustrations.

Level

Beginners and above.

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17 Mar - 31 Mar Fri 18:45-21:15 3 weeks Jenny Boat Arts Theatre £115.00
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DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend. Please note bookings are non-transferable after 72 hours.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
17 Mar - 31 Mar Fri 18:45-21:15 3 weeks Jenny Boat Arts Theatre, West End £115.00
Book Now
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Book Now
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1 Dec - 15 Dec Fri 18:45-21:15 3 weeks Jenny Boat Arts Theatre, West End £115.00
Book Now
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Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend. Please note bookings are non-transferable after 72 hours.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

ALL ART SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED

No need to bring anything to our Art classes - we supply everything!

City Academy's art studio base at the Arts Theatre is fully equipped with everything you need to get creative. You'll have access to charcoal, paints, pencils, pastels, ink, paper, easels, brushes, mobile lighting and a wide range of props to suit your chosen class. 

ENJOY WITH FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES

City Academy delivers bespoke workshops for groups and teams! Enjoy this course at a time and place to suit you. Whether you're a group of friends or a team looking for a creative activity, get in touch to explore ideas today.

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