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Start date: 11/01/2018 - SGS Stroud
End date: 08/03/2018
Duration: 8 weeks, 2.5 hours

Day(s): Thursday
Course length: 8 weeks, 2.5 hours
Qualifications: None
Cost: £140

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Course Detail

Children's Book Illustration - Helen Ambler

Part time course

About this Course:

Children's book illustration will explore what might engage and inspire a child's imagination within a picture book. Are you interested in developing your skills in storytelling and childrens book illustration? On this course you will explore a variety of techniques used to create images for childrens picture books. 

What will I learn?:

Over the eight weeks you will be introduced to methods of creating narratives and telling story. By working through a series of workshops you will try idea generation, storyboarding, layout, use of text and final pieces.

Week 1 - idea generation
Week 2  -Mood boards
Week 3 - Character development
Week 4 - Plot ideas
Week 5 - Storyboarding
Weeks 6,7,8 - final art works

How will I be taught?:

The tutor will show examples of children's illustratative work. From here the tutor will work with students on a 1:1 basis to develop their work and skills. your tutor will offer guidance throughout the workshop and periodical assessment through informal discussion at points during the weeks.

How will I know how I am doing?:

Each week you will have a review of work from the previous week.

Do I need any experience?:

Yes some drawing skills will be necessary. 

What do I need to bring to my first class?:

Materials will be provided, but if you have some favorite pencils or materials you would like to use do bring them. It would also be good to bring along a children's book with illustrations you particularly like.

Are there any extra costs?:


About my Tutor:

Helen follow

Dates & Costs

Children's Book Illustration - Helen Ambler

Start date: 11/01/2018
End date: 08/03/2018
Duration: 8 weeks, 2.5 hours
Course length: 8 weeks, 2.5 hours
Time(s): 10am - 12:30pm
Qualifications: None

Cost: £140

Extra costs:

This was advertised in the Spring Prospectus as Friday but has changed to Thursday.

Start End Time Campus
11/01/2018 08/03/2018 10am - 12:30pm SGS Stroud