Illustration Tutorials and Courses

From infographics to superhero comics, these illustration tutorials, courses and lectures will show you how to bring your imagination to life.

Putting pen to paper is one thing, but have you ever wanted to create matte paintings, or design your own characters?

With these illustration tutorials and courses, you’ll be equipped to tackle any medium, be it graffiti, business cards or Japanese manga.

You’ll learn to use a variety of industry-leading tools, from Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, to Affinity Designer, Sketch and Inkscape. Once you’ve taken these courses and built a portfolio, the illustration job or career you want is well within your reach.

All that’s left is to draw the first stroke.

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International Open Academy courses

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign, a progressive, industry-standard software is being continuously improved: this course will allow you to use it confidently, as a means to create simple, but impressive advertisements through tutorials and personal practice.

Short Course
Beginner
30hrs
International Open Academy courses

The Addictive Sketcher

This course offers the foundations to spark and sustain a passion for drawing, including essential techniques, inspiration, and suggested materials, designed to harness the incomparably potent presence of a stripped-back sketch.

Short Course
Beginner
30hrs
International Open Academy courses

Painting on Your iPad

Developed to guide you through the process of choosing the right software for the creation of your art, this class will support and inform you through the alluring (and mess-free!) world of digital painting.

Short Course
Beginner
30hrs
International Open Academy courses

Drawing and Illustration for Beginners

As a beginner’s class, this program encourages you to confidently create original pieces of art, regardless of your level of experience. Through engaging tutorials, you’ll practise and perfect various illustrative techniques.

Short Course
Beginner
30hrs
International Open Academy courses

Adobe Illustrator with Alice Thorpe

This beginner’s guide to Adobe Illustrator supplies you with the fundamental key tools and techniques to elevate all of your graphic design projects into professional and aesthetically pleasing works of art.

Short Course
Beginner
30hrs
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