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Saturday, 15 October '22   2 days
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
12 spaces available


Course Code: SCPT322
Tutor: Rob Barrington
When: Sat & Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm
Dates: 15 & 16 October 2022
Maximum Enrolment: 14

Cost: $210

This fun workshop introduces the processes of design and research to build a narrative through illustration. Rob will teach design composition, scale, colour, tool choice, building layers and more.

Students will have the opportunity to acquire a basic ability of expression through illustration as well as gain the confidence and skills necessary to complete final, unique illustrations, created from their own narrative. Students should be open and willing to find some new direction by starting with simply picking up a pencil.

Rob Barrington is a professional graphic designer who is energetic and passionate about the process of creative design. From his strength in illustration he teaches drawing techniques and compositional direction to all levels of experience; either new to the art, or for those wanting new skills to progress their existing practice.

NB: Please remember to check the materials list for what to bring.


Materials list
Picture This: Illustration for Everyone - with Rob Barrington

A basic kit of materials to get you up and going is listed here. Specialist art shops are the best option and will provide student discounts if you mention that you are attending the school.
The stores we recommend are:
• Studio Art Supplies, Crummer Road, Grey Lynn
• The French Art Shop, Taylors Road, Morningside
• Gordon Harris, Gillies Avenue, Newmarket and Symonds Street, Auckland Central
• Takapuna Art Supplies, Helensville or online

Materials required:
It’s not necessary to have all of the following, ensure you bring pencils, pens and colour to use:
• A3 pad, at least 110gsm or above
• A5 or A4 journal (no lines, not too many pages)
• assorted: acrylic paints, water colours, marker pens, or coloured pencils
• pencils: HB / 2B
• Eraser
• 300mm clear ruler
• black fine-tipped ink pens, a range of sizes
• a poem, short story or song lyrics for reference to inspire illustrations
• photographic reference, that relates to the written words (can be on photocopied paper)
e.g. houses, plants, land/seascapes, animals, birds … (these will be your drawing inspiration)
Browne School of Art also has a selection of basic materials available for purchase:
Paper in A1 / A2 sheets, newsprint, cartridge, sugar grey, wet strength, bulldog clips, pencils, charcoal, erasers, white chalk, black ink.



Standard Booking

Available until Sat 15 Oct '22 10am
Online payment includes payment fee of 2.9% + NZ$0.30. Offline payment details on confirmation page.

Standard Booking + $10.00 BSA Student Fund - Donation

Available until Sat 15 Oct '22 10am
A $10 donation will go to our BSA Student Fund - helping those who are unwaged or under financial hardship (with a Community Services Card) to attend our courses.


Browne School of Art
194 Great North Road
Grey Lynn