Illustrations tell stories. How does one tell that story and how does one have feeling for a good image? During this course you will be familiarising yourself with the versatility and eloquence of illustration. Through practical exercises you will be learning to work with various materials such as ink, collage, paint or pencil.
What will you be doing?
We will be dealing with different aspects of the field, such as materials, technique, designing a character, style and composition. During the first few classes you will be doing some short exercises and later you will be doing bigger exercises. Each lesson will deal with a different element: how does one incorporate emotion into their drawing, which composition delivers the most tension, how do colours work together, should you use cliches or not? Time will also be spent on looking properly, reading, imagining and daring.
Course(s) April/May start online
The April/May courses will start online and will be taught online for an unknown number of classes. As soon as lessons can take place at CREA again, real life courses will switch to lessons in the CREA building. For the duration that the course is taught online, the teacher describes the course as follows:
My lessons will continue on the same day and time, but as a group Zoom-call.
We will start the lesson together in Zoom. The advantage of Zoom is that I can easily share high quality images and draw things digitally. I can provide the assignments with all kinds of inspiring examples, and also tell something about the background and history of illustration.
My assignments are designed to be easy to do at home. Fortunately, illustration is a low-threshold medium: a piece of paper and a pencil can be enough, yet you will learn a lot about composition, expression and technique. So during the lesson, you can simply get to work yourself. Of course, I am always available to help you and to answer your questions.
We will conclude each lesson together. It is very nice and instructive to see each other’s work-in-progress and to ask questions to your group, such as: “How would you do this?”, or “How can I solve this?”. In the weeks between the lessons, I remain available via email for questions and feedback.
Walk-In-Studio Model Drawing
Can?t get enough? Every Saturday morning, from 10.30am to 1.00pm the walk-in-studio will practice model drawing with a (nude) model under supervision of CREA teachers