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Introduction to Illustration | Tania Mason

Course overview

Have you ever wanted to turn those little doodles into a bigger illustrations? Tania Mason’s new 6 week term class is the perfect place to help you get started! This course is for beginners or those with prior experience who would like to explore illustration using a range of media. By the end of the course students will have the confidence and knowledge to approach many aspects of illustration, and come away with a definitive style that suits their interests and tastes.

What to expect

Tania will create a warm and inviting introduction to the illustrator’s toolkit. Students will:

learn to use a variety of materials including: ink, pen, charcoal, watercolour, gouache and mixed media.
learn fundamentals skills including mark making, creating texture, line, form, outlining, light and shade.
learn about developing compositions, discuss the important of storyline, ideas, character and subject matter within the image making process
embrace happy accidents
work across a variety of subject matter

Image: watercolours by Tania Mason

Is this course right for me?

Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience who would like to learn the art of illustration.

Materials

Each week students will be introduced to materials and methods.

Week 1 bring the following items:

  • Lead Pencil pack HB/staedtler preferred.
  • 1 Arches or Canson water colour paper pad (185gsm Preferred, smooth A3 size)
  • 4 sheets of A2 Arches or Canson Water colour paper.
  • Artline technical drawing system /set of 9 pens. (size 0.05 to 0.8)
  • Hard Eraser
  • Masking tape
  • 2 Bull Dog Clips

Later in the term you will need the following (Tania will advise which weeks to bring these items):
1 stick charcoal (Soft pastel Mungyo brand preferred)
A Artline technical drawing system /set of 9 pens. (size 0.05 to 0.8)
Water colour brush set ( a mix of round/pointy and flat brushes) (cheap).
Small bottles of Winsor and Newton Drawing Inks : Black, Blue, White
2 ice cube trays ( for your palette of paints)
A Gouache Paint tube set : Reeves Gouache set ( cheap) or Art Spectrum Gouache Set ( a variety of colours – red, blue, yellow, green,brown, *white, *black ).
A Water Colour Set: Koh-I-Noor water colour discs (cheap) or Reeves Water Colour tube set (cheap) preferred.

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$440 $418 Limited inc GST
Introduction to Illustration | Tania Mason

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Term 1 2018 now enrolling Early Bird offer now open | Enrol and pay by 15 January to receive a 5% discount
Price excludes materials | Suitable for enthusastic beginners and those with prior experience

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.