Comic Art

Ref: C3671381

Sequential Art: - the Art of Comics is a distinct form of writing and illustration. Comics use illustrations to convey a story, an idea, information or even something abstract. Whether accompanied by text or not, the images on the ‘finished page’ are not only to be looked at they are to be read. This means actively engaging with the backgrounds, facial expressions, gestures and poses in the drawings. It means developing an appreciation of the sequential techniques used to create atmosphere and suspense. This course provides support in a range of creative techniques assisting students to develop effective words and pictures simultaneously. COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES: • Building Ideas • How to draw gestures and expressions • How to draw the comic figure • Inking techniques • Creating Action in panels

Additional information about this course

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Course aim

Comic Art introduces a range of skills required to create Sequential Art. Main themes include Concept Development, Pencilling, Inking and Colour Design.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to build Ideas
  • Demonstrate how to draw gestures and expressions
  • Demonstrate how to draw the comic figure
  • Demonstrate Inking techniques
  • Demonstrate how to create action in panels

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Comic Art Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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