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Due to staff development, the college will be closed to all students on Friday 14th February 2020.

Course Mode
Start Date
Start / End Time
6:00pm - 9:00pm
14 Weeks
End Date

Art & Design

The Arts & Media campus at Kendal College is widely respected and has an excellent record of producing talented and successful creative students.

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Course Overview

Local illustrator Holly Acland will lead you through this exciting 15 week course. You will be taken through a range of illustration techniques to help you create a portfolio of work. You will be given the opportunity to build a body of course work, through tutor led workshops that will introduce you to contemporary illustration techniques using collage, drawing, paint, pattern and printmaking. There will be an opportunity to develop basic digital skills within Illustrator and Photoshop to enhance your practical work and prepare artwork for print and web. Your coursework will include sketchbook development and final pieces.

The Illustration course is ideal for those who wish to gain a formal qualification and practical experience working with a range of visual communication techniques. This course can help take an interest in visual arts to the next level or prepare you for entry to higher level study

Learning Styles:
The course will be taught through demonstrations, group discussions and hands on practical tasks. This course will involve some personal study outside the class, including research.

You will be taken through the visual communication process to help you explore media and develop a series of artwork.
The course will include time spent on tutor led workshops, these will include:

- Drawing using pencil, charcoal, ink etc
- Collage
- Painting and mark making
- Repeat pattern
- Printmaking using mono-print
- Digital illustration

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

After Your Course

After completing this course, you may wish to progress onto:

Part-Time Courses:
- Graphic Design, Level 2

Full-Time Courses (3 days a week):
- Art & Design, Level 2
- Art & Design, Level 3
- Art & Design, Foundation Diploma



Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time ones. The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:

  • Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
  • Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
  • Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
  • Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
  • Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course

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Open Evening

2 March 2020 4.30pm - 7pm