Illustration by Mariana Rio
INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE
Students will participate in a creative and productive atmosphere for two weeks under the guidance of our international awarded team of tutors. Based on a practical approach, students will undergo a personal approach to the creative process, within one of Europe´s most beautiful and oldest cities, in recent years several times awarded Europe´s Best Destination.
The two weeks course will appeal to participants who want to develop their personal visual language and want to experiment new techniques either with traditional mediums, like watercolour or digital drawing (Adobe Illustrator+Krita, a Photoshop-like software) ranging from character design and hand-lettering illustration to Urban Sketching and Nude Figure Drawing (with human models). It is designed for practitioners who have an interest in pursuing a career in illustration, either part or full time.
The course will help you to build a strong illustration portfolio, regardless of your background: illustrator, graphic designer, fine artist, visual art students, architects, designers, tattooists, animators.
During the course the participants will visit the city with the guidance of local experts, knowing the history and cultural past, as well as the traditions of the local people.
What you need to bring
Students need to bring a laptop (preferable with a mouse) and some basic drawing materials (pens, pencils, brushes, portable watercolours (if you have your one)...).
The Porto Illustration Summer Academy will provide sketchbooks, graphic tablet (to paint in your laptop), watercolours, gouaches, papers and all other necessary materials.
Who we are
Porto Illustration Summer Academy is devoted to the study and practical research of illustration area. We aim for excellence in class and to help all students to evolve in their personal graphic language.
We also intend for students to have a good summer time and enjoy themselves!
The Porto Illustration School is located in the historic center of the city, near Ribeira, World Heritage Centre, protected by UNESCO since 1996. This year the classes will take place at Rua de Cedofeita, 122.