Monday 18 January 2010

Spring Illustration Course in Giddy





I'm very, VERY excited to announce the second illustration course that I have been invited to lecture at in Giddy Studios.

After the great success of the last course and all the great work produced, Giddy Studios are opening their doors again to another intensive four weeks of illustration madness.

If the last course and the work that was produced is anything to go by then I cannot wait to meet our future students. It was an honour to be involved with such a talented bunch.

The course is great way to meet like-minded people and walk away with several bodies of new work.

Details for this seasons are as follows.

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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 months of February / March 2010.

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, with lots of tea, coffee, Tunnock's Tea Cakes and general chat about the world of illustration.

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Course One: Beginner's Course in Illustration

Dates: Tuesday Feb: 9th, 16th, 23rd & March 2nd 2010

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.

Each week students will work on a new group project to loosen up their drawing skills.

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 10th, 17th, 24th & March 3rd 2010

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.

Each week students will work on a new group project to loosen up their drawing skills.

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 Feb: 9th, 16th, 23rd & March 2nd 2010, 7pm - 9pm

Course Two: Intermediate
Dates: Wednesday 10th, 17th, 24th & March 3rd 2010, 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

6 comments:

Andrew said...

Wow! Looks like a good course. Wouldn't mind doing it myself.

Emma said...

Yeah, that sounds like great fun! Wish I was there. I am sure a good banter gets going and it is always nice to have encouragement.

Paddy said...

Looks great.
Good luck.

Chris Judge said...

Thanks everyone. The last course went really well so no doubt there will be another bunch of talented people on board.

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Jenea said...

Wowww!!! You guy's role!!!! Very interesting and funny!!! ;)