Illustration: Styles and Techniques


18 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


In this practical project-based course, you will explore a variety of techniques using collage, pen, brush and wash work artwork for a range of contexts such as books, magazines, packaging, cards and other commercial illustration vehicles. Through demonstrations and practical exercises explore the use of colour, styles of illustration and learn to work to a brief. The exercises are designed for students to develop an illustration folio with a diverse range of work.


Course content

Mediums covered for a range of illustration briefs:

  • Pencil
  • Ink
  • Gouache
  • Acrylics
  • Monoprints
  • Stencils
  • Collage



There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course. An interest in writing, drawing and/or illustration will be beneficial.

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.

Suited to

This course is for students who wish to create a folio of illustrations or for those who wish to investigate new media and techniques in their own work or those interested in illustrating their own words.

Additional notes

Course Presenter - Lorette Broekstra Lorette is a graphic designer and an award-winning illustrator of children's books. She has won the Crichton Award for illustration and has been short listed for a number of other awards. She has published many picture books both in Australia and overseas.


Students will gain an insight into a variety of techniques, improve the skills needed to use media and complete a range of projects.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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