Course Code EC1802097
Tutor Jonny Fenton
Days 5
Dates Mondays, 25th February - 25th March 2019
Times 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Experience Level All Levels
Fee £145
Location The Art Academy, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This course takes a fun approach to digital animation – learning to create ‘hand drawn’ 2D animation using Photoshop.  Students will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with frame by frame techniques that bring your digital drawings to life.  Working on a graphics tablet and drawing directly into Photoshop, your experienced tutor will guide you step by step through the principles of animation.  By the end of this course each student will have developed a good understanding of how to use the software and have their own animated GIF to share.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish.

  • Beginner

    Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

  • Beginner +

    Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.

  • Intermediate

    Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

    These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

  • Advanced

    Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

     Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

What should I bring?

Students are advised to bring a USB memory stick with them to backup their work. Though there will be the possibility of storing files on the computers we cannot take responsibility for the safekeeping of these files.

** Please note all our computers in the Digital Suite are Mac’s and therefore run the macOS operating system, they also all exclusively run Adobe CC 2017 software.**

About Your Tutor

JONNY FENTON

Since gaining a degree in Fine Art Contemporary media from the University of Wales Jonny Fenton has been working as an illustrator and Digital Artist in the DIY/street art scene in London. He explores post DADA themes and discourses in digital animation and uses Nero diversity to underpin his automatic writing and line work illustration. As a learning support and classroom assistant on foundation courses and HND Fine Art and Graphics at the Reigate School of Art Design and Media he used his innovative software skills to support progressive digital outcomes for students in Higher Education. Jonny has also worked in an international setting as an arts co coordinator in Munster Germany supporting learners in photographic short course and creating site specific installations. Jonny combines digital and traditional Illustrations aesthetics to explore pedagogic practices.

Location

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

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Refreshments and Facilities

All students have access to a common room and kitchen. Here you will find tea and coffee, a fridge, kettle, microwave and eating area.

There is a wealth of supermarkets, shops and cafes in the area as well as the world famous Borough Food Market just moments from our Mermaid Court location.

We are always striving to improve our facilities but due Mermaid Court being an old building we have limited disability access. Should you have any access requirements please speak to a member of the Academy team before booking the course.

Further Details

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment.Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silentduring the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some of our classes in progress. If you would like to not be photographed please let the photographer know!
  • To find out more about what’s going on at the Academy follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. If you’d like to share images of your course, your progress or your finished work we’d love to see them! Please bear in mind you must have the permission of tutors, other students and models to photograph them.
  • If you would like more information or advice on courses at the Academy please contact shortcourses@artacademy.org.uk.

£145.00

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Fee: £145.00