Are you interested in visual arts? Whether a beginner or slightly advanced, this course will allow you to develop your creative skills from the very first scratch, through simple illustration, all the way to painting a proper painting with acrylic colors. You will also be assigned interesting and entertaining projects that will challenge not only your drawing and painting skills, but most importantly your creativity and imagination.
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Mr. Huller is a highly experienced designer, illustrator and creative consultant. His career is devoted to art. From the beginning of the millennium he has worked as an artist, photographer and curator in art galleries in Italy, and as a book illustrator and creative consultant and scenic director in the Czech Republic. Mr Huller also has much experience as an art teacher from schools in Italy and Czech Republic.
Do you have talent for arts? Are you interested in photography, illustrations, both digital and printed? The Illustration practice course helps students get better in understanding of all necessary things a good picture or illustration should have. And you will of course practise your skills using tools like Photoshop and others.
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 14:00
Credits: You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course. Please inform the organizing staff if you require any extra supplements, such as Transcript of Records. The student is eligible to receive up to 5 ECTS credits, however please follow the instructions here and consult the acknowledgment process with your university in advance.
Price: Course fee includes the application fee, study materials and afternoon / evening social activities and events, welcome and goodbye drink. Other expenses, such as transportation, meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside town, entrance fees, some of the sport activities and rentals), and required equipment (i.e. personal laptop) are not included in the price.
Accommodation: For accommodation options, please visit the dedicated page here.
Frauke, Netherlands - Illustration practice
„Besides massive new illustration skills, I learned how much you can achieve in only two weeks. I met likeminded people who are open minded and fun to hang out with.The summer school helped me to develop professionally, but most of all it gave me more self esteem in this field of work.“
demonstrate appropriate understanding of the strategies, techniques and understanding necessary for the production of different kinds of illustration
demonstrate an appropriate level of skill in the use of techniques, technologies and tools required for successful visual communication
demonstrate appropriate understanding of the needs of a range of different audiences and circumstances
recognise how to work independently, collaboratively and as a member of a team
Students must have very good written and spoken English (B1-B2) For tasks to be performed in class they need to have access to a computer.
Essential materials students will need:
an A4sized sketchbook
2B, 4B and 6B pencils
a selection of cheap brushes
throughout the course students should have a selection of drawing materials available, such as fineliners, watercolours or colour pencils.
Research is an essential component of the course. Students will investigate a wide range of visual art practices and draw on history, technology, commerce, media and cultural studies as they analyse and critique the development of illustration and visual language
Black and White Drawing – an introduction to the languages of drawing. Moving from the simple description of an object to problems that use line, shape, value, proportion, texture, balance and composition to build visual structures. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the perception of nature and the drawing process. Students use black and white media to examine the basics of visual organization
Colour – a n introduction to the element of colour. Colour theory is studied through painting. The basics of colour mixing are emphasized as students examine colour interaction, perception and observation. Students explore the expressive potential of colour and the effects of light on colour in addition to the effects of colours on each other
Digital Painting – A large part of the course is an introduction to digital painting. Students will acquire, modify and enhance the images created during the workshop, using Photoshop. The work will include designing backgrounds, characters and props, it will also cover colour theory, perspective and use of textures
Morning, Art Workshop Classroom (09:00 – 11:30) Black and White Drawing, Colour
Afternoon, Computer Classroom (12:00 – 14:00) Research, Digital Painting
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