Course Code SC1804021
Tutor Steve Marchant
Dates Monday - Friday, 29th July - 2nd August 2019
Days 5
Times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level Ages 12-14
Fee £335
Location The Art Academy, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This five-day course encourages students aged 12 to 14 to use traditional and digital techniques to create pages for comics and graphic novels, including character design and development, visual storytelling, colouring and lettering. By the end of the course, students will have produced at least two full-colour pages of comic-strip art that will be published in an end-of-course booklet.

This course is ideal for students of all skill levels, from those looking to advance their artistic skills and creative confidence to those looking to increase an interest in a subject that isn’t their favourite!

During this course we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Character design.
  • Creating a world for your characters to inhabit.
  • Visual storytelling – the ‘language’ of comics.
  • Creating a storyline; Inking tools and techniques.
  • Digital colouring and lettering.
  • Preparing work for digital and print publishing.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for students between the ages of 12 to 14 and is open to all skill levels.

  • Young Artists - Aged 12-14

    Chose this course if you are aged between 12 & 14. This course is open to all skill levels, whether you love art and are looking to advance you artistic skills and creative confidence or are new to the subject and want a bit of an introduction!

What should I bring?

Materials are provided however students may also wish to bring in a sketchbook with ideas, drawings, images and photos.

Please bring a camera or phone to document your work. Also make sure to bring protective clothing such as an apron or shirt or wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

About Your Tutor

STEVE MARCHANT

Steve Marchant is one of the UK’s foremost tutors in comic-strip and cartoon skills. He has taught students of all ages for the last 27 years at the Art Academy, City Lit, City University, Birkbeck, the Hayward Gallery, Tate Britain, the Arvon Foundation, the Black Cultural Archive, the London Cartoon Centre, and the Cartoon Museum – where he is also the curator of its HLF-funded ‘Comics Creators’ gallery. He regularly teaches at schools and libraries across the UK and has taught in Hungary and Latvia for the British Council. Steve has produced numerous educational comics and cartoons for clients including the BBC’s ‘Bitesize’ website, the Learning Trust, Kingston Travel Awareness Unit, Lewisham Youth Service, Southwark Pensioners Action Group, the Who Cares? Trust and Africaid, presenting topical information in a fun, accessible format. Illustration clients have included British Airways, Intel, Kogan Page, ITV, and South London Theatre. Steve is the author/illustrator of two books: The Cartoonist’s Workshop (still available on Amazon), and The Computer Cartoon Kit (also available but horrifically out of date). His personal comic-strips appear sporadically in the award-winning online comic Aces Weekly.

WEBSITE

www.stevemarchantblog.wordpress.com

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”.

Art Academy Map

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.

£335.00

Places Available!

Fee: £335.00