Friday 11 September 2009

New Illustration Course


The very lovely people in Giddy Studios in Rathfarnham approached me recently about doing an illustration course in their studio in October so I jumped at the chance of getting involved!

If you'd be interested in this type of thing read on below, all the info is there.

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Giddy Studios are proud to announce two brand new illustration evening courses with guest illustrator Chris Judge as lecturer. The courses will run for four weeks during the month of October 2009.

Chris Judge is one of Ireland's leading professional illustrators and will be your dedicated lecturer during the full course. The course takes place in Rathfarnham in the relaxed atmosphere of the very comfortable Giddy Studios.

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Course One: Beginner's Course in Illustration

Dates: Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th of October 2009

The beginner's course will be a suitable introduction to the world of illustration for anyone interested in furthering their drawing skills and exploring illustration. It is designed both for those who wish to pursue a career in illustration and those who wish simply to practise and develop illustration for art's sake.

The course will cover:

* an introduction to contemporary illustration

* a look at the various areas in illustration:
• editorial
• picture book,
• commercial
• self promotional work

Various skills, including concepts, ideas, pencilling, line work and colour will be covered in detail.

Students will be encouraged to keep a notebook throughout and will be assigned various projects to work on in between classes. This aspect will form an important part of the overall course.

Feedback: Throughout the course students will be encouraged to discuss their work in a group setting. The critique process has been found to be an excellent format for monitoring progress and promoting confidence in the student.
The class mentor, Chris Judge, will actively seek comments during the course on the content of the sessions with a view to making the course as effective and interesting as possible.

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Course Two: Intermediate Course in Illustration

Dates: Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th of October 2009

The intermediate course will be suitable for creative artists, college leavers and people with a good knowledge of creative software and drawing skills.

The course will cover:

* an introduction to contemporary illustration

* a look at the various areas in illustration:
• editorial
• picture book
• commercial
• self promotional work

One of the modules of the course will focus on

* Illustration as art
* the commercial and business side of illustration and
* the pros and cons of a career in illustration.

Various skills, including concepts, ideas, pencilling, line work and colour will be discussed in detail.

Students will be assigned various projects which will be critiqued during the four weeks of the course. This will form an important part of the overall course. Students will be encouraged to keep a notebook throughout.

Students will be encouraged to participate actively in group discussions throughout the course.

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For more information about Chris Judge please visit his website www.chrisjudge.com

To enroll or for more information please see details below:

Fee: €250 for 4 weeks.

NOTE: Classes will be limited so early booking is advised.

Course One: Beginner
Dates: Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th of October 2009, 7pm - 9pm

Course Two: Intermediate
Dates: Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th of October 2009, 7pm - 9pm

Venue: Giddy Studios, unit number four, first floor, Grange Road retail park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
Please map for directions

P: 00 353 1 4240440
M: 00 353 87 9879515
W: giddystudios.com
E: giddy@giddystudios.com

8 comments:

the boy said...

killer picture!

i could do with that course...

TJ Lubrano said...

Hi Chris! How are you?
That's a nice illustration! And congrats on the teaching part! That most be really cool!

marta said...

gggg id love to do it! fancy one in madrid?

Emma said...

That will be a great experience for you and the students. It should be fun too! You'll make a great teacher.

Chris Judge said...

Thanks yous guys! I'm really looking forward to it I think it will be a good challenge for me.

joco said...

Hey Chris, that course looks fab - if only it was abit closer to home! Will you be doing any near Liverpool any time?! I'm a freelance designer myself (www.jocopops.com) but would love to build my folio up with nice illustrations. Good luck with it! Jo :)

Maja Gall said...

hi Chris!
i wish i could stay in dublin for 4 weeks and attend your course! i always have a look at your stuff! i do a further education at the moment, webdesign, php, etc...looks good so far.
i hope you are well -- keep up the good work!
love,
Maja from frankfurt

Chris Judge said...

thanks Joco! Your stuff looks fantastic. Won't get a chance to do anything in Liverpool in the next while I'd say.

Hi Maja,

It would be great to have you on the course!Great to hear you're teachin in Germany too
Chris x