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Illustration - Graphic Design - Online Live

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Delivered online
Level 3
10:00 - 12:00
10 weeks

Illustrators and graphic designers use visual methods to share information, send messages and communicate ideas in answer to a brief, this is what I do when not teaching.
Aimed at beginners (with or without an art background), you’ll learn how to interpret a brief and use brainstorming, research and fun exercises to stretch your mental muscles to generate ideas in response.
You will learn about the elements and principles of art and design, and the basics of typography, putting them into practice on a different project each term. (Projects vary between greetings cards, posters, book covers and logos.) Ideas generation is at the heart of this course, so don’t feel you have to be able to draw like Leonardo Da Vinci to join in - there’s room for all styles. You can also try out different techniques (such as collage, photograms and simple printmaking) to help express your thoughts.
Along the way, be inspired by the work of influential designers and illustrators, and develop a deeper understanding of this exciting, useful area of the visual arts.

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.

What do I need to have with me?

Please have a sketchbook and any pencils to the first session. Further materials for the course will be discussed at this point. If you have any materials you feel are suitable have them with you and speak to the tutor.

What can I do next?

Further more Advanced Art courses with KAE

What do I need to join the course

Have an interest in illustration with or without an art background or have some experience in Illustration and want to develop your skills further.
It is important to note that Art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before the lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/111389/K/NC.