Course Summary

Learn to create characters and design stories using striking black and white drawings – the graphic novel.
Discover which medium and drawing style suits your story. This course gives you a basic understanding of characterisation, drawing development, design and storytelling.

Course Sessions

Thursday, 8th March - 4 classes

Session ID HXW30101C
8 Mar - 29 Mar 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$299 / $284 (conc)
Sarah Howell

The course will explore the key elements that make comics, manga and graphic novels such a powerful storytelling medium, such as: the depiction of body language, symbolism, the design of backgrounds and props, the impact of page layout, and the role of narration and dialogue.

At the end of the 4 week course students will be expected to have generated concept art and writing towards a graphic novel project

Students will be required to bring to class:

HB graphite pencil or non-photo blue pencil
Pencil sharpener
Sketchbook or loose paper
Black fine line marker pen or a brushpen
Whiteout or white sticky labels for making corrections

Other materials to be advised in the first session.

Students who have a strong interest in drawing and/or creative writing. No prior training necessary, but this course will also be useful to students looking to extend their existing illustration or writing skills.

Last updated: November 24, 2017 11:30am