Intermediate Drawing

Course Code EC1802036
Tutor Neil Morley
Dates Thursdays, 24th January - 28th March 2019
Days 10
Times 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Experience Level Intermediate
Fee £270
Location The Art Academy, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This course is designed for students who have either completed our ‘Drawing for Beginners’ course or already have some experience of drawing, and want to take their skills to the next level. Over the course, students will explore drawing from observation, memory and imagination, thereby developing a deeper understanding of drawing and greatly enhancing drawing skills. Each week we focus on a particular aspect of drawing. Starting with measurement and explore this in different contexts, so that students will gain confidence in drawing a wide variety of subjects including still life, life models, and urban landscape. Through trying different approaches and materials, students will begin to develop a ‘visual vocabulary’ of drawing. There will be opportunities to work both, inside and outside the studio, and in museums and galleries.

What level is this course?

What should I bring?

About Your Tutor

NEIL MORLEY

Neil Morley was born in Leeds. He studied at Staffordshire University BA Hons in Fine Art and a Master Degree in painting at the Royal College of Art 2001. In 2009/10 he won the Berwick Gymnasium Artist Fellowship and in 2006/7 he was involved with an Arts Council England placement working with a scientist on the interdisciplinary aspects of art and science.

WEBSITE

www.neil-morley.com

Location

Refreshments and Facilities

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.

From: £270.00

Ida and Crows Double Web

Children’s Book Illustration

Course Code EC1802023
Tutor Rachael Ball
Dates Thursdays, 24th January - 21st February 2019
Days 5
Times 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Experience Level Beginner
Fee £145
Location The Art Academy, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

You will learn to plan and illustrate an age appropriate and engaging children’s book story. You will have the opportunity to enhance your plot and the ideas behind the tale you’re telling, evolve characters as well as go through any issues you may have along the way. The final result will be the first draft of your story.

Over the length of this exciting book illustration course your tutor will assist you in creating a great story for a picture book. You will develop ideas for a page turning script and plan a well-composed storyboard. You will also be given the chance to experiment with materials in order to find out what the best look for your book might be.

Our tutor Rachael Ball is a published author and an experienced teacher. Her book ‘The Inflatable Woman’ was a Guardian Best Graphic Novel in 2015.

What level is this course?

What should I bring?

Students must provide their own drawing materials. You will need to bring to your first lesson

  • USB stick
  • 2B pencils
  • Eraser
  • any favourite drawing pens
  • A3 sketch pad, notebook
  • A3 portfolio with plastic sleeves.

Your tutor will advise you directly what to bring in subsequent weeks. Examples of previously attempted work is useful but not essential.                           

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 safe-keeping 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

RACHEL BALL

Rachael Ball is a cartoonist and cartoon workshop teacher with 16 years of Art teaching experience in secondary schools. She teaches a ‘How to write, develop and Illustrate Children’s Books’ course at the Art A Her first graphiccademy ‘Graphic Novel Your Life’ master classes at the House of Illustration and Children’s cartoon workshops at the Cartoon Museum. Her graphic novel, ‘The Inflatable Woman’, was published in 2015 by Bloomsbury. It is a semi-autobiographical and surreal take on her experiences with breast cancer. It was listed as a Guardian Best Graphic Novel of 2015 and one of Paul Gravett’s Top 10 British Graphic Novels for 2015. Previously, her work appeared in cult 90’s comic ‘Deadline’, and she has also illustrated for various publications. She is currently working on her second graphic novel, ‘Wolf ‘ (Self Made Hero, 2018), a satire on her experience teaching in Secondary schools, ‘The Patsy Papers’ and a fairy tale for children ‘Shadows.’

She also co-ordinates the London branch of ‘Laydeez do Comics’, which promotes women in comics.

WEBSITE

www.rachaelball.tumblr.com

Location

Refreshments and Facilities

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.

From: £145.00

Drawing for Beginners

Course Code EC1802514
Tutor Beñat Olaberria
Dates Thursdays, 24th January - 28th March 2019
Days 10
Times 7.45pm – 9.30pm
Experience Level Beginner
Fee £225
Location The Art Academy, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This course is an accessible, creative and relaxing introduction to the basic skills of drawing. Each session will focus on a different theme, providing a wide range of techniques to raise confidence and enhance visual awareness. Through various drawing approaches including still life, life drawing and portraiture, you will learn to explore and understand line, tone, measurement, texture and composition. There will be a life model in some sessions and students are encouraged to express themselves freely with guidance from the tutor.

What level is this course?

What should I bring?

About Your Tutor

BEÑAT OLABERRIA

Beñat is an abstract artist who works monochromatically in large scale paintings. He is interested in an unplanned and spontaneous approach to making as when one embarks for a walk/derive. Beñat has taken part in a number of exhibitions and his work can be found in private collections in the USA and Europe and has lately been awarded Lancaster Arts Commission Prize as well as the SKETCH 2017 Derwent Prize. He is currently studying an MA in Fine Art at City and Guilds of London Art Schools and teaches at The Art Academy.

WEBSITE

www.benatolaberria.com

Location

Refreshments and Facilities

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.

From: £225.00