Drawing & Visualization
Are you a student or graduate of fine art, illustration, design, architecture or similar? Do you want to dedicate a semester to seriously improving your drawing skills? Then “Drawing and Visualization” is the course for you. The semester course is an excellent opportunity to focus on drawing, both as a craft and as a communication tool.
When?The “Drawing and Visualization” course takes place every spring. Already now you can sign up for the spring 2018!
The drawing module is focused on the technical aspect of drawing. We approach drawing as a craft, and you are taught a specific method of drawing based on fundamental aesthetic principles like form, composition etc. This approach builds upon the works of the renaissance and baroque masters.
The visualization module consists of a number of shorter workshops and lectures focusing on various aspects of illustration and comics. They will prepare you for making a personal project at the end of the course. In the spring 2017 following workshops will be conducted. In the spring 2018 the plan may change slightly but the main content will stay the same.
Sketch book, exploring the personal way of drawing - 1 week
Composition workshop - 1 week
Color workshop - 1 week
Character and environment development workshop - 1 weeks
Visual concept workshop - 1 week
Editorial illustration project - 1 week
Book illustration project - 1 week
Storytelling through small comic projects - 2 week
Personal project – comic or illustration - 3 weeks
In the personal project, it is up to the students to define their focus of work within the field of drawing. Examples of projects would be producing a comic or a series of illustrations. Those could be related to the students’ previous experiences, if relevant. Another option is focusing on the craft of drawing.
Generally, we take a very practical, hands-on approach to what we teach. It should be noted that for all subjects of this course we will be supplying analogue materials like paper, pencils and paint. However, you are welcome to bring your own computer equipment and work with it in the workshops where it makes sense and in the personal project.
Studying at The Animation Workshop/VIA University College
Studying “Drawing and Visualization”, you are a full time student spending your days at the school with your fellow students. Your days are full of class room teaching, project work and feedback, extracurricular activities such as additional life drawing, inspirational talks, sport and social events.
The instructors are active professionals from the world of illustration, comics and fine art. They are all both outstanding artists and skilled at teaching and communicating their craft.