Mixed media illustration course

From £135


2 spaces available

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What you will get from taking this online course: 

  • A broader knowledge of illustration, and the process of building a portfolio 
  • A unique artwork created by the student using skills that can be applied to a range of scenarios 
  • An understanding of how different materials can be used together to create a finished artwork 
  • Confidence in capturing a broad range of subjects 
  • Practise in thinking conceptually and working on narratives 

This 6-week course will be held on Monday 21 and 28 February and 7, 14, 21 and 28 March 2022. Classes will be held each week from 7.00pm to 9pm (BST) and are suitable for beginners. Students outside the UK are welcome. 

Maisy Summer and Sarah Wilson will introduce a range of techniques and themes to help you explore with a mixture of materials and develop your own visual language. Over six weeks they will help you build up a small portfolio of work. This course is suitable for a range of abilities, whether you’re a newbie or an old hand wanting to develop your illustrative visual language. 

Maisy and Sarah will talk about how they as illustrators implement a mixed-media approach into their work, and how simple techniques can create thoughtful and creative outcomes. Each session they will work within a different theme which is an important part of being a freelance illustrator. They will discuss the work they make and the work of illustrators they admire before moving on to a range of tasks. 

The mix of long and short tasks will focus on a range of pieces, building up each week to the more complex projects that illustrators routinely encounter, and more tangible outcomes. 

Some of the themes they will be covering include capturing figures, building a scene combining different references, food and recipe illustrating, conceptual editorial briefs, turning your work into products, creating narratives and small zines. 

Taught by Small Fry Collective 

Materials bundle includes: