Illustration classes are on Fridays 3.30-5.30pm.
In addition to studioMAP’s weekly school term-based Painting and Drawing classes for children and teens studioMAP also provides Illustration art classes.
What age to start?
Generally our youngest students begin from about six years old and range through to early-teens (12 -14), before moving into teen-only classes (15+) However all these requisites can be negotiated according to the participant’s art and social skills
Children’s illustration classes are designed for students-only participation (non Adult) however we understand some young students sometimes require an initially settling in period. Grown-ups are not expected to remain beyond the settle in.
What happens in illustration class?
Illustration classes are different to our regular painting and drawing classes in that they are based on graphic investigation, rather than (traditional) painting and drawing per say.
studioMAP presents illustration classes in a workshop-style every Friday afternoon 3.30-5.30. They are suitable for children who wish to participate more in illustration areas such as Pokemon-Art, Manga styles, cartoon and comic art as well as general and graphic illustration. This class also includes access to graphic tablets and digital screens
Pencils and a large range of coloured marker pens are main tools, supported with water-colour pencils and paints. Our aim here is to look at, introduce and research the vast array of contemporary illustration styles and techniques.
Group and individual demonstrations concerning technical issues are regularly practiced.
We are there to assist, guide and nurture visual art development in all students, while progressing their skills, and abilities as well nurturing a broader understanding and enjoyment of visual art.
All students select their own art ‘main’ project themes and include subjects based on their own interests and enjoyment.
Student projects usually have no specific time constraints and can even go on for a few weeks; the length differs depending on the style, approach and ability of each student. Like in the regular painting and drawing classes; illustration projects become not just the end point but the means of learning, enjoying and growing in skills.
We occasionally visit galleries and regularly discuss the subject of art with a focus visual knowledge and practice.
studioMAP supplies all the tuition, workshop access, all the basic materials; like paper, cardboard, paints, tools and many other basic mediums. Protective smocks/aprons (where required) and individual student storage is also supplied.
Classes include a short snack-break about halfway through the class (students supply their own snack/drinks etc).
As students get older and closer to the early teen category we can assist with this simple transition process. All participants may proceed when they feel ready and/or ‘try-out’ the next step accordingly.
To make an illustration class booking
Complete our online Booking Form
Following your booking we will send you confirmation and your ready to start!
If you require more info send us an email