WED - 03/11/2021
10:00 to 12:30
5 week course
8 Places Remaining
Course Overview

This course will introduce you to the vibrant and varied world of animal illustration. You will experiment with a range of basic drawing, painting, and collage techniques to create your illustrations. Using a wide range of materials, you will work with different media such as pen, pencil, paint, ink and collage.
We will look at different illustrators to give us inspiration, looking at both traditional and contemporary practice. You will develop a range of playful sketchbooks like work combining different techniques and materials. Although this course will involve some drawing and painting, it is mostly about experimenting and building confidence.
Progressing from this you will work according to your own choice of medium an animal to create a final piece. You will be individually mentored through the journey of imagination and the endless possibilities to your work.

It is important to note that this course is practical and requires a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the session.

How long is the course?
The course is 2.5 hours per session and is delivered for 5 weeks

What will I learn?

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:
Explore the world of the animal kingdom creating and developing your own animal illustrations.
Experiment with different drawing media and techniques to improve drawing skills and confidence.
Explore texture and pattern.
Develop ideas by researching other illustrators.
Consider expression, composition and setting.
Experiment with use of colour and application.

How will the course be assessed?

Learners attend via the online platform Zoom on a set day and time. The sessions will be delivered live and learners will be supported to work through the course content. In addition to this, learners will be given access to Moodle (VLE – Virtual Learning Environment) so activities can be completed during and between sessions to record progress and achievement.

Materials and other information

Equipment Required:
Consider wearing clothing or aprons that will stop any paint getting on your clothes
Water colour paints (small cheap beginners set.) and/ or drawing inks.
Fine liner black pens (water resistant)
H, HB, B, 2B sketching pencils
Watercolour pad (min A4)
Small and medium synthetic brushes (2-4, 4-6 cheap)

So the course can start on time, it’s important to be ready to join your online course 15 minutes prior to the official start time.

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways.  Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information email als.lal@nelsongroup.ac.uk

For more information on booking onto a course, telephone 0333 0031717

It would be useful to have a pen and paper so you can make notes throughout the course

Progression and Careers

The teacher will use a range of activities to review learner’s knowledge throughout the course and identify any gaps and additional information required
Learners will receive feedback in order to further develop their knowledge
Learners will assess their knowledge at the start of the course and again at the end against the learning outcomes. This allows you to identify how much you have learnt and where you might need to do further study or research.
Learners will also be supported to set an individual target(s) for the course based on personal goals and aspirations.

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