New: Illustrator – Stage 2

Stage 2 is planned for those who either attended the first stage or have previous experience. Learn more advanced areas of this software used for graphic illustration, drawing, typesetting and logo graphic areas of design. It is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production.

Who is this course for

Students who have completed the Mary Ward Centre Illustrator course or regular users of design software and who wish to learn about the more complex features of this software used for graphic illustration and drawing techniques.

What does this course cover

More advanced features of Illustrator including:

Creating Shapes, Control Stroke and Fill; Rotate tool; Reflect tool; Free Transform tool; Clipping Paths; Bezier Pen tool; Create Patterns; Create Gradients; Place Images; Create Brushes - Pattern, Art brush; Type Options - Warp and Filters; Live Trace tool; Design a logo.

What will it be like

Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives.

Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

Students will need to bring along their own USB memory stick, min 4GB.
Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.
As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.

What this course could lead to

Students may wish to combine this course with our Photoshop and InDesign courses.

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’