Be inspired by centuries-old rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection and develop your own fantastical illustrations over six weeks
Course dates: Saturdays 21 and 28 October; 4, 11, 18 and 25 November
Times: 10.30 - 13.30
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You’ll learn the fundamentals of good illustration and how best to bring your ideas to life on paper, before binding your artwork in a compendium.
Each week we’ll focus on different materials and techniques, introducing you to a wide range of tools and methods employed by professional illustrators. Throughout the course we’ll take inspiration from themes of magic and folklore represented in the exhibition – including magical plants, creatures, potions, alchemy and objects – as well as from illustrators past and present who work in the fantasy genre. You’ll be taken on an exclusive tour of the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition by the curators and hear from guest specialists who’ll introduce key skills and illustration techniques.
This course is led by illustrator Sion Ap Tomos, with contributions from lettering artist Ruth Rowland, and bookbinder and printmaker Shelagh McCarthy.
Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Full Price: £315.00
Senior 60+: £284.00
Registered Unemployed: £255.00
Friend of the British Library: £255.00
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