Discover iPad Digital Illustration

Evening class

Digital illustration of the head of a young man with a black bandana
Marcus © Kyam

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10 November 2023, 18.00-20.00

The Art Studio

£70 (£56 Members / concessions)

Join digital illustrator, Kyam, for a masterclass in how to create bold and colourful graphic portraits. Working on iPads, learn how to draw with a digital pen and master the art of creating your own compositions using beginner-friendly digital drawing and illustration software Sketchbook Pro. This introductory session is inspired by Kyam’s work in our display, Citizen UK: Croydon’s Caribbean Influencers, in the Studio Gallery. Working from a range of inspiring source material, discover the potential of digital art to recreate and reinvent different art mediums, from watercolour, charcoal, to pen and ink drawings, in new and dynamic ways.

All materials will be provided. Suitable for all abilities. Maximum 12 participants.

Please note young people are welcome to attend this workshop but you must be aged 16+ and have parental consent to attend.


Citizen UK Croydon
is a three-year project to create new art works that visualise migration stories from the mid-twentieth century. Citizen researchers, made up of local community members, explored local and national archives and collections along with their own stories, memories and material to tell the stories of migrant communities from their area. Supported by Kyam, the group created new artwork now on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

Black and white photo of a woman wearing a white shirt and trousers and a dark gilet, seated in front of shelves of records


Kyam
(she/her) is a visual artist, oral historian and graphic designer from South London. Her practice explores the creative uses of oral history, incorporating digital illustration into storytelling to explore the individual stories of people, their communities and histories.

With a background in campaign design for arts charities, Kyam has designed for organisations such as Shoreditch Town Hall, Clod Ensemble, The Southbank Centre and Refugee Week. She is the founder and lead facilitator of the Deep&Flow series - a community conversation using guided drawing exercises to promote QTIPOC and POC-led discussions, hosted by The Feminist Library. Kyam's exhibitions include King’s College London’s Illuminating The Brain, hosted by the Science Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery and Museum of Croydon’s Citizen UK: Caribbean Influencers project.