Illustration Course: Drawing Stories

Illustrate exciting stories for comics, manga, picture books or animation projects with an expert!

Scribble Cat Studios
Scribble Cat Studios
4.8 (37)

2 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 1 to 15

label $70 - $85 (or 4 payments of $17.50 - $21.25 Afterpay)
(price varies across dates)

Would you like to create a compelling concept design for your own comic, manga, picture book or animation project?

Then join our fun and engaging illustration workshop and learn how to translate your ideas into convincing visual narratives! You will explore your creativity through drawing, illustration, and creative writing.

In our casual and engaging workshop, your tutor and visual storytelling expert will help you with a range of illustration techniques considering the individual style and preferred medium of each student.

You will learn the fundamental approaches to write a captivating story, searching for references, brainstorming, creating convincing character types & design, plan and sketch out scenes and settings and other creative techniques to transform your concepts into engaging illustrations.

The course will cover significant areas of visual storytelling. You will learn how to gather ideas, develop stories through structuring and pacing, character and concept design and storyboarding.

You are welcome to work on your own ideas or your tutor will give you some exciting prompts and will help you developing your project step by step from simple sketches to a compelling and convincing concept design.

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly class. This is a non-digital drawing course!
What you'll get
  • Guidance from an expert tutor
  • The opportunity to learn significant storyboarding and illustration techniques
  • Specific methods to enhance storytelling skills
  • A professionally developed concept design for a comic, children's book or animated sequence
  • Hands-on experience:

We are focusing on traditional art making and hand drawing/non-digital concept drawing! Through this physical and tactile experience, you will get a broader view how this material can be used and the physical creation will improve your hand-eye coordination as well as motor skills. Furthermore, traditional artworks are hard to copy, each handmade creation will show your personal style and will be truly unique!
What to bring
  • You only need to bring basic material: drawing sketch pads (A3 or A4), pencils, eraser, sharpener.
  • Bring a bottle of water and some snacks if you like! We will have a short break in the middle of the session!
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


505 Bluff Rd, Hampton VIC (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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Scribble Cat Studios
Scribble Cat Studios

4.8 (37)

Scribble Cat Studios is a new and independent art studio in Melbourne. It was founded by Dr Mara Jordan a European trained artist, academic and educator with over two decades of professional experience.

While we are dedicated to produce our own art, we are also offering a series of inspiring art classes and workshops for adults and teenagers. Our innovative course program focuses on specialised classes in drawing, painting, illustration, comic art, animation, visual storytelling, and portfolio mentoring.

Furthermore, we offer unique ‘art & impact’ classes supporting environmental, animal & wildlife protection and social causes. The focus lies not only on teaching the technical skills of drawing but also to create meaningful work and to encourage the participants individual growth as artists.

At Scribble Cat Studios, our mission is to create a relaxed, fun, and nurturing space for all kinds of artists - beginners to professionals - to come together and express their creative sides.

Whether you’re a professional looking for new inspiration, a brand-new student hoping to improve your drawing skills, or if you’re simply interested in picking up a new hobby, Scribble Cat Studios is here to welcome you and support you on your artistic journey.

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