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Visual journaling and illustration with Serena Geddes

This course will involve drawing, painting, etching, character design, illustrations and journaling. The aim is to showcase how journaling can evolve from a simple sketch into a story.

We will explore different mediums, colours, techniques and styles by drawing inspiration from various artists, people and our everyday environment.

What to expect

Over the term students will:

  • Learn about the benefits of a daily art practice
  • Learn how to translate your words into a visual image
  • Be introduced to storyboarding and thumbnailing
  • Explore basic drawing techniques and manuscripts
  • Experiment with different mediums
  • Learn about illustration, layout and text

Class activities are structured to stimulate student's imagination and build creative writing and illustration skills

Is this course right for me?

Suitable for all levels. The class is suitable for anyone who has some basic drawing and writing skills.

Materials Required

Bring what art supplies you have to the first class and we will be discussing materials in Week 1. However, these are some recommendations for beginners to get you started:

  • Lead pencil and coloured pencils
  • Watercolour paper (we will look at different kinds of watercolour paper during the course)
  • Sketch pad A4 size 
  • Eraser and sharpener
  • Brushes (a mix of round/pointy and flat brushes) 
  • Watercolour pallet or Gouache Paint Set (Reeves Watercolour and Gouache tubes are suitable)
  • Please also bring a pack of sanitizing wipes to clean your space as a covid safe measure for other users.

About studio classes

Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

Unless otherwise noted, prices *exclude* art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

To learn about our studios, kitchen facilities and how to get there, click here.

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Art Est accepts the NSW Creative Kids Voucher, Parents NSW Voucher and NSW Discover Voucher. You must use your voucher at the time of booking. To book with a Service NSW voucher, you will need to book over the phone or with our voucher booking form. Please note: we cannot accept the Service NSW vouchers via our online checkout. 

To find out what vouchers you can use on your class and how to book with your preferred voucher, visit our special offers page:

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$520 $364 Limited inc GST
Visual journaling and illustration with Serena Geddes

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