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Learn to Draw Illustrated Maps for Fantasy Worlds

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(75)
In this four week program learners will plan, draw, shade, research, and create a unique illustrated map of a fantasy world of their choosing. Maps tell us stories about the world, what world will you create?

Class experience

4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Text, Materials, and Maps
This first lesson looks at interpreting text for images, looking at art materials for map making, division of land and plotting key points of interest.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Inspiration, Style, and Ideas
Inspired by topography to show believable land masses, developing world characteristics, and illustrative style. We will use this opportunity to consider showing cities and characters.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Map Mood, Artist Voice
Drawing local and world climate, or weather, on our maps, using contrast and colour. We will be developing colour palettes to depict mood and ‘voice’.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Don't Forget the Details
In this lesson we take a closer look at map symbols and supporting elements (such a compass, monsters, storms, treasure), and illustrated legends .
Homework Offered
Learner who are excited about this class will find the work includes drawing, shading, brainstorming, and researching. Learners will also be expected to engage in classroom critique and discussion.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Learners will want to have: 
Sketchbook, pencils, eraser, ruler, pencil crayons, markers (optional) , fine liner. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
parents may want to aid in the search tools of their learners research (for example - find an image of a cave entrance or snow capped mountain). 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(75)
" With a focus on traditional media, old and new art techniques and a core understanding of the principals and elements of art and design, I strive to give learners the tools they need to not only be successful artists but to facilitate the... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $50 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher feedback
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 8 learners
Ages: 10-15

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