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Start Date
Start / End Time
6:00pm - 9:00pm
14 Weeks
Arts & Media Campus

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 Bethan Thorsby 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.

By completing this course, you will achieve a University of Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Award in Drawing (Illustration).

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

There is an additional fee of GBP20, which covers the use of resources and materials. If you are gaining a fee waiver for the course, the course fee will be waived but this workshop fee is still required.

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



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses and per course for part-time courses.

There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:

  • Receive an eligible means-tested benefit, e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Have an annual salary of less than £25,000
  • Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another school/college
  • Do not already have a level 1, 2 or 3 qualification
  • Have a household income under £35,000 and are in financial hardship

See the Student Money pages for more information.