Thursday 15 March 2012

New Illustration Course!

After the great success of the last courses 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 (click read more!)


Giddy Studios are proud to announce a brand new illustration evening course with guest illustrator Chris Judge as lecturer. The courses will run for four weeks during the months of April / May 2012.

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 Dundrum 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.


Giddy Studios Course in Illustration

Dates: Four Wednesday evenings - April 18th & 25th + May 2nd & 9th
Please note! The course is aimed at college leavers, designers and people with a love of and skill in illustration. The aim of the course is to give students a better understanding of how to get into the world of commercial and picture book illustration.

The course will cover:

• an introduction to contemporary illustration

• a look at the various areas in illustration:
• editorial
• picture book
• commercial (advertising)
• 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, penciling, line work and colour will be discussed in detail.

Students will be assigned a new project every week which will be critiqued during the four weeks of the course. The project briefs will be real briefs that Chris has worked on previously and students will be asked to treat it like a real job with Chris as the 'Client'.
Students will be encouraged to keep a sketchbook 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.


For more information about Chris Judge please visit his website

To enroll or for more information please see details below:

Fee: €220 for 4 weeks.

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

Giddy Studios, Dundrum Town Centre, level 2, red car park (unit 2 / 42b), Dublin 14.

call: 087 9879515

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