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Fantasy Art and Illustration course timetables

Brief description

A course for those who share an interest in drawing fantasy art in its various forms and wish to make their drawings have a more professional edge. The course will cover dynamic figure drawing, character development and techniques used by professionals.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

A beginners fun crash course, introduction to drawing fantasy art

for those who share an interest in drawing fantasy art in its various forms and wish to make their drawings have a more professional edge.

Course description in brief

You will learn how easy it is to create amazing creatures, heroes and villains in the world of fantasy art

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Learned the basics of figure drawing and character development in relation to fantasy art.

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

No previous experience or qualifications are needed to join. All you need is the desire to learn, the love of drawing and willingness to help create a supportive learning environment for all participants

What equipment will I need for the course?

The very basics: A4 and A3 paper, pencils (HB) and pens (black only) will be available in the Art studio. A pen and paper may be useful for keeping notes and a simple A4 ring binder is useful for keeping notes or handouts given to you, or if you have an art folder, that would be ideal.

The tutor will tell you about any other equipment and materials on the first session of the course.

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

The first week will be an evaluation of the student’s current drawing ability and an introduction to very basic anatomy.

The following weeks will involve some step by step walk through sessions of examples of fantasy art. Students will be given the opportunity to learn skills used by professional artists in creating fantasy art, such as figure construction, visual balance of drawing, use. At the end of the course the aim is for students to be able to produce a piece of work based on a subject of their choice, using the skills they have developed during the course.

Please note that this class will not cover working in paints and colour, Bur students are encouraged to pursue this in their free time and bring the work in for evaluation.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

This course is a structured taught course with specific learning aims for each session. As such, full benefit of this course you will be expected to attend each session. While it is not compulsory for work to be done outside classes students will be encouraged to keep a sketchbook and practice what they have learnt.

We ask that you try to commit to arriving on time for each session to allow the tutor to plan demonstrations and learning activities.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

We will keep a record of your starting point and ending point and compare the results. You and your tutor will assess your progress and achievement during the course and at the end of the course with consideration for other possible progression opportunities

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

As there is no exam or qualification at the end of the course, this course is geared towards the personal and ongoing development of the students drawing skills.

How will I say what I think about the course?

You will have the opportunity to feedback what you think about the course at several points. You will be asked to fill in a simple feedback form during the course and you may be asked by your tutor to fill in other evaluation documents. If at any point you have a problem that you would like to discuss that isn’t appropriate for the tutor, make an appointment to see the programme manager or advice and guidance worker.

How will I say what I think about the course?

You will have the opportunity to feedback what you think about the course at several points. You will be asked to fill in a simple feedback form during the course and you may be asked by your tutor to fill in other evaluation documents. If at any point you have a problem that you would like to discuss that isn’t appropriate for the tutor, make an appointment to see the programme manager or advice and guidance worker.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
S501b 2 Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm 9 Jan to 20 Mar 2018 (10 weeks) Full rate £110.00; R rate £84.00; A rate £59.00 (funder_code:S)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

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