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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 8 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
  • learn to embrace happy accidents
  • work across a variety of subject matter

Image: Work by Tania Mason and Student Work

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 new uses of materials.

You will need to bring the following materials, and a list will be supplied at the end of each class for a reminder of what to bring for the next lesson.

Week One – Lead Pencil pack HB/staedtler preferred.

  • 1 Arches or Canson water colour paper pad (185gsm Preferred, smooth A3 size)
  • cheap sketch pad A3 or A4 size (water colour prefer )
  • Hard Eraser
  • Masking tape

Week Two – Artline technical drawing system /set of 9 pens. (size 0.05 to 0.8)

  • Bring the previous lesson Arches or Canson water colour paper pad A3.
  • Hard Eraser
  • Masking tape

Week Three – Winsor and Newton Drawing Inks : Black

  • Bring previous Artline Pen and Inks from week 1
  • Bring the previous lesson Arches or Canson water colour paper pad A3.
  • Masking tape
  • Four little jars with lids
  • rags/old tea towel.

Week Four – Winsor and Newton Drawing Inks : Black, two selected colours or (small set of
colours)

  • Bring previous Artline Pen and Inks from week 1
  • Bring the previous lesson Arches or Canson water colour paper pad A3.
  • Masking tape
  • rags/old tea towel.

Week Five – Water colour brush set ( a mix of round/pointy and flat brushes) (cheap).

  • Bring the previous lesson Arches or Canson water colour paper pad A3. **RENEW

pad if low on paper

  • Water Colour Set: Reeves Water Colour (tube set (cheap) preferred)
  • 2 ice cube trays ( for your palette of paints).
  • Masking tape
  • rags/old tea towel.

Week Six – Gouache Paint tube options: Reeves Gouache set ( cheap) or Art Spectrum
Gouache Set ( a variety of colours – red, blue, yellow, green,brown, *white, *black ).

  • rags/old tea towel.
  • Masking tape

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 4 now enrolling | Enrol before 22 September to enjoy your 5% early bird discount
Price excludes materials | Suitable for enthusastic beginners and those with prior experience. Suitable for new and continuing students with new processes and projects each term

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Course testimonials:

  • The wide range of media learned in this classes, open the doors to an infinite world of creativity. From abstract to figurative, black and white or colours, your stories can find a way to be told on paper and not only through this course. Many thanks to Tania Mason and Art Est.