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. (Please note, that in the summer term, this course is condensed to 5 weeks and the lower price reflects this.)
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 Ambler...to follow