Illustration for Beginners

This hands-on course is aimed at a broad exposure to the basic elements of illustration.

Line, Texture and Tone from the Still-Life

For those with experience in drawing, the course will serve as a revision of your drawing skills to be applied in context. There will be fun illustration projects to develop skills and gain experience.

As learning new skills is the goal, it is recommended that some work at home is required between lessons in order for you to receive maximum benefit from the course. The advanced illustration course is targeted at those who wish to tackle more advanced projects that are encountered by illustrators across the publishing, advertising and design industries.

The aim of the course is to create a relaxed, fun environment while learning new skills.

Session 1-Intro into the outline of the course/ materials needed for the course will also be discussed. Brainstorming with given words, how to integrate ideas and create something new from a general idea.

Sessions 2 and 3- Graffiti

Sessions 4 and 5- Fantasy figure

Sessions 6 and 7- Developing a comic character; story line and illustrating a comic strip

Sessions 8 and 9- Caricatures

 Materials required

Please bring drawing pencils, eraser and drawing pad to the first class. Other materials will be discussed in the 1st lesson.                    


Mernette Swartz

Duration of course
9 lessons totaling 27 hours

Regular price R 1,620.00 Sale