Short Courses

Group courses starting before May half term will be taught online until Monday 7th June, after which they will take place at The Conservatoire.

IPB

Introduction to Illustration (Online)

18+; Thursdays 19.00 - 21.00

22nd April - 13th May (4 weeks, £72) Find your unique style and voice in an illustration course packed full of inspiration. Be introduced to a number of different illustration techniques, try out new styles and develop your creative process. We will use a variety of resources to fuel our imagination, boost our creativity, play and experiment with imagery and colour. This course is for anyone who wants to create and experiment and have fun with illustration. We will explore a variety of mediums, including natural inks, watercolour and collage. You will come away with a sketchbook full of ideas to take further so you can continue to develop your personal illustration style. This course will be run over Zoom.

Tutor: Salina Jane

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Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

18+, Thursdays 19.00 - 21.00

20th May - 17th June (4 weeks, £72) Botanical illustration is a popular and beautiful art and can be found in many places today from scientific journals; cookbooks; magazines; adverts, cards, fabric design and simply as beautiful artwork. In this short course you will be inspired by seasonal flora and fauna to create your own botanical illustrations. You will learn drawing techniques and will explore the use of dip pen and watercolour paints to truly capture your subject in all its glorious colour, shapes and details. We will focus on British flowers and plants and will take inspiration from some well-known botanical illustrators. The first two weeks of this class will be run over Zoom, after which it will take place at The Conservatoire.

Tutor: Salina Jane

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People

Illustrating People

18+, Thursdays 19.00 - 21.00

24th June - 15th July (4 weeks, £72) A fun, practical, fast paced illustration course where you’ll really hone your skills in illustrating the human face and figure. Explore how to illustrate people, from facial and body proportions, focusing on facial features, and body types, we’ll draw a diverse range of people and focus on capturing gestures and movements. We will build our skills each week and improve confidence in illustrating people in a variety of techniques and mediums, including dip pen, fine liner, markers, ink wash, watercolour and collage. Get ready to illustrate a lot of people over 4 weeks, watch your skills improve and see your style defined.

Tutor: Salina Jane

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