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Workshops at Selwyn Community Education

Children's Book Illustration

Sandra Morris is passionate about her work and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience. Here is an opportunity for aspiring author/illustrators to build expertise and technique as they learn the skills of developing and illustrating a picture book. This hands-on, informative programme will show you how to take your picture book from concept to submission. www.illustration.school.nz

Character Development

Learn techniques to create and develop your very own storybook characters. Suitable for those with basic drawing ability. The two day course is held on a consecutive Saturday and Sunday. The course will cover:

  • an introduction to picture books — What makes a successful picture book?
  • character mapping
  • learn drawing techniques that bring your character to life
  • develop more dynamic character drawings through making a 3D model

Details:

  • Venue: Selwyn College, Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland
  • Dates: Saturday 17 and Sunday18 March 2018
  • Time: 9am-5pm
  • Cost: $249 incl. GST per weekend

For more info and to register: www.selwyncomed.school.nz

 

Storyboarding & Making a Dummy

Learn the process of illustrating, and developing a picture book. Explore ways in which relationships of image and text can enhance the story, and discover sequencing techniques to improve the pace, rhythm and flow of your book. Suitable for those with basic drawing ability.

The 2 day course will cover:

  • an overview - tricks of the trade;
  • pagination, using text and image relationships to your advantage; and
  • learn sequencing techniques, to improve your story's pace, rhythm and flow.

Following on you will, design, illustrate and then make a mock-up picture book of your story. Learn the principles of page design, the balance of image and text and guiding the eye across the page. Continue with character development and drawing techniques that will have your characters running and leaping from the page!

The course will cover:

  • techniques to make your composition more dynamic
  • the principles of page layout and design
  • bringing your characters to life

Details:

  • Venue: Selwyn College, Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland
  • Dates: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 2018
  • Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Cost: $220 incl. GST

For more info and to register: www.selwyncomed.school.nz

 

Illustration Techniques

Day 1: Experiment with a range of illustration techniques using graphite, pen and coloured pencils. Create a knowledge bank of skills to continue with your illustration projects. This is an opportunity to develop skills and discover new techniques to enhance your work. The course will cover:

  • graphite and other soft pencils useful for outlines
  • techniques using ink - various pens, sticks and wash techniques
  • various coloured pencil techniques

Day 2: Following on from Day 1, we continue to experiment with illustration techniques, this time concentrating on watercolour and gouache. Using your chosen technique, illustrate a final artwork for your story. To conclude our programme, I offer advice on pitching your story to publishers. The course will cover:

  • watercolour techniques
  • gouache techniques
  • creating a final artwork
  • tips on how to approach a publisher

Details:

  • Venue: Selwyn College, Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland
  • Dates: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November 2018
  • Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Cost:  $240 inc GST

For more info and to register: 
http://www.selwyncomed.school.nz/courses/1334-childrens-book-illustration-techniques/

 

Autumn Leaves in Colour

A workshop that explores colour pencil techniques and wet on wet watercolour techniques to capture the beauty of colour in Autumn leaves.
Time will be spent on learning how to use colour pencil effectively and how to blend colours together to create soft gradations of colour with both colour pencils and watercolours.

Details:

  • Venue: Selwyn College, Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland
  • Dates: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May 2018
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Cost: $220 incl GST

For more info and to register: http://www.selwyncomed.school.nz/courses/1400-autumn-leaves-in-colour/

 

Botanical Painting and Sketching at Auckland Botanic Gardens

This workshop is an introduction to plant illustrations and is ideal for anyone interested in drawing and painting the botanical world. The workshop will be held offsite, at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. First day will be indoors practicing techniques. Sunday session outdoors sketching in gardens.

Details:

  • Venue: Auckland Botanic Gardens, Hill Rd, Manurewa
  • Dates: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Cost: $215 incl GST

For more info and to register:
http://www.selwyncomed.school.nz/courses/1116-botanical-drawing-and-painting-at-the-auckland-botanic-gardens/

 

Sketching Animals at the Zoo

Do you want to extend your drawing skills to include wildlife? New to drawing and would like to learn the skills to draw wildlife? Course fee includes zoo admittance. During this one day class you will spend some time inside learning drawing techniques with stuffed specimens to learn the processes of looking and drawing rapidly to get the essential form of a moving animal. On completion of the course, participants will have gained:

  • knowledge on the history and development of wildlife art;
  • useful knowledge and experience with sketching and recording techniques;
  • confidence in sketching moving animals; and
  • a greater empathy of animals and an understanding of zoos and their roles today.

Details:

  • Venue: Auckland Zoo
  • Dates: Saturday 17 Nov 2018
  • Time: 9.30am-4pm
  • Cost: $125 incl GST (includes zoo admission)

For more info and to register: http://www.selwyncomed.school.nz/courses/1140-sketching-animals-at-the-zoo/

Workshops at Miranda Shorebird Centre, Miranda

These are live-in weekend workshops with all catering and accommodation included in fee.

Learn Drawing Techniques

The course will cover:

  • Basic drawing techniques – looking at tonal effects using local plants and landscape
  • graphite and other soft pencils
  • techniques using ink – with various pens,
  • various coloured pencil techniques

Details:

  • Venue: Miranda Shorebird Centre, Miranda,
  • Dates: Friday 25 - Sunday 27 May 2018
  • Cost: TBC

For more info and to register admin@miranda-shorebird.org.nz

 

Learn Watercolour Techniques

Colour mixing and working wet on wet watercolour with local plants and landscapes.

Details:

  • Venue: Miranda Shorebird Centre, Miranda,
  • Dates: Friday 30 November - Sunday 2 December 2018
  • Cost: TBC

For more info and to register admin@miranda-shorebird.org.nz

 

Private Botanical Painting Classes

Sandra also runs private monthly botanical art classes. These workshops cater for students at all levels For further information please contact:  sandra.morris@illustration.co.nz

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