Analysis of drawing applied to illustration
The workshop will focus on the analysis of both the formal and the content characteristics of illustrations. The analysis will be made, on the one hand, through public comments of the portfolio with which the students gained admission to the course, connecting the style, technique, composition, line, colour, etc. with the narrative aims inherent in illustration work. In addition, there will be a practical exercise aimed at helping each student recognise the characteristics of their own work, with a view to enhancing it and locating the flaws that they have accumulated or the ones they commit through a lack of skill.
The course studies periodical publications aimed at children and young people. It describes the characteristics of the specific types (stories, games, pastimes, short stories, etc.). The practical part includes work on projects adapted to this medium.
Publications for pre-readers
Publications for pre-readers This subject looks at the understanding of the world of the child who has not yet fully established their reading and writing instruments. In the theoretical part, students will study the conceptual elements that help in the child’s development, while in the practical part, they will create a project.
Students study the determinants that text books have (concision, clarity, speed of understanding, etc.). They will analyse the difficult balance between the educational functions of the text book and the pleasing, original and often fun presentation that can aid school learning. In the practical part, students will work on various illustrations through this medium.
The subject investigates, in its broadest sense, the relationship between literary text and visual narration through illustrated books in pocket format included in the leading publishing collections aimed at young readers. The workshop will include the practical exercise of illustrating a selected text for a book of given characteristics, in the form of a real commission.
The subject offers an approach to illustration for children and young people from its strictly narrative aspect. The theoretical part consists of the analysis of leading examples in the history of children's literature.
The subject offers an approach to illustration for children and young people from its strictly narrative aspect, including a practical part consisting of a small writing workshop.
Illustrated children's albums
The subject studies the most ambitious and iconic illustrated product: the illustrated album. The theoretical part will investigate the peculiarities of this product, in which artistic quality plays such a leading role. In the practical part, students will work on a book project.