Go Radiate’s intensive Digital Illustration 2 Day course aims to give students the fundamentals of using Adobe Illustrator for drawing digitally as well as combining your hand drawn work. Next course will be April 21st and 22nd, (April 28th and 29th is booked out). Read More…
Not really a workshop exactly, but I organise a free meet up for people to come and draw with me outside, surrounded by nature. Drawing outside makes you happy, relaxed and healthy, so please join me! Read more…
I love drawing with children! Please visit my children’s workshop page to get the latest info.
Melissa’s digital illustration course is fantastic. She covers such a huge amount in the two days and it never felt overwhelming or confusing. It was an excellent experience!
I had tried figuring it out via online videos before, but there was no comparison between that and this hands-on, intensive course. I now feel very comfortable navigating through the software and I’m so excited about all the possibilities that are now open to me in my creative work.
I would definitely recommend the course to anyone looking to break into digital art but who doesn’t know how to begin.
Melissa was very patient with all of us, and explained everything very clearly, while giving ample time for us to practise at each step. I’m over the moon with the whole thing!
[one on one tuition] Learning Illustrator with Go Radiate was excellent. Melissa was extremely easy to work with and with an intuitive flair she summed up what I needed to learn within the first half hour of meeting me. What followed was a truly bespoke 1 -2-1, designed to meet my needs exactly.
My 2 days of tuition was punctuated with precise breaks which helped the absorption of the new material, and absolutely no time was wasted. At every stage I could tell that Melissa checked we were on target and covering what I needed, and with a relaxed meticulousness she ensured I had thoroughly learned everything by applying the skills to my own projects ,at the right time during the class.
I would thoroughly recommend Melissa to anyone who wants to learn/ brush up on Illustrator or Photoshop. She is an Adobe expert and has so much background knowledge and clear passion for illustration and design that time spent with her, not only helped me effectively learn a new package, but was engaging, enjoyable and satisfying.
I found the three day digital illustration course a complete eye opener. While the course is quite intensive regarding content, Melissa provided a well paced and relaxed environment. All tools were expertly explained and plenty of practice time was given to get to grips with all aspects. I have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone looking to develop their digital creative side.
[tumblr workshop] Melissa is the best of teachers, clear, patient, generous – she enjoys it and that’s a real bonus.
I can thoroughly recommend this Digital Illustration workshop. I had wanted to learn Illustrator for a long time but found it very intimidating and too complex to figure out alone. After just two days Melissa had left me with a solid understanding of how to navigate the system, use the key tools and decipher the associated terminology. Melissa’s extensive knowledge of the system coupled with her passion for illustration and open teaching approach enabled us to clearly understand how these tools could be applied to our own artwork. The class size is just right and the location and set up lends itself perfectly to this creative class. If you would like to get to grips with Illustrator and want to avoid the usual mundane corporate type course then look no further!
[Digital Illustration Class] Melissa is a really good teacher and her class is perfect for those who are new to graphic software. She will teach you all the tricks she knows to help you work quickly and perfectly. I really enjoyed every class.
As a curator and artist I found it very frustrating when I had ideas for flyers, posters and exhibition invites but constantly had to go to someone else to create them! When I discovered the Digital Illustration course I decided it was high time to upskill in this area. I previously had a very basic knowledge of photoshop and no experience whatsoever of any design programmes but I found the course really worthwhile and learnt a lot in a few short weeks. The small class size was ideal for one on one assistance and all of the notes were available afterwards which was extremely valuable.
[Digital Illustration workshop] Thanks very much for the course Melissa. I learned a lot, and feel very encouraged to illustrate! You have broken down a complex tool into fundamental and usable parts. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in now. Thanks again.
I wanted to do a course in Illustrator for a long time but found it really hard to find a good introductory course. I was delighted when I came across Go Radiate. Melissa is a terrific teacher. She was enthusiastic about her subject, the class was well planned and moved at a good pace. I learnt so much and really enjoyed her company and the other’s in the group. Thanks Melissa!
[Digital Illustration Workshop] Melissa’s class was extremely enjoyable and with her patient way of teaching made it easy to understand. Melissa is excellent at what she does, and I would recommend any of her classes to anyone. I now can’t wait to start creating some lovely things :).
[Digital Illustration Workshop] I found the class so useful having played around with Illustrator for a couple of years I really feel like I have got the hang of it at last and will definitely be putting all I learnt to good use! Melissa’s class was well structured and everybody got help and attention. I would definitely recommend it to anyone struggling to find out all about the possibilities of Illustrator!
[Digital Illustration Workshop] Melissa facilitated a really engaging learning experience, well paced and imaginative, with no question too big or small. Great professional and creative insights supported by great project work. Looking forward to building on this!
I loved the Digital illustration class that Go Radiate ran last October (2012) – it unlocked many secrets and tips for me, especially with regards to Adobe Illustrator – lots of ideas that I now plan to incorporate into presentation drawings for clients. This is a course that I’ve already recommended to my architect-friends who I’ve no doubt will sign-up. I thoroughly enjoyed the teaching style – informal yet very informative. I’ll be keeping an eye out for similar courses from Melissa.
I took Melissa’s weekend Adobe Illustrator course. I needed to learn some basic functions to help me with an unusual technical work related task. Melissa took us through the basics of the programme in a structured, organised manner that was both fun and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this course and her style of teaching. Also Fumbally Exchange is a very interesting and alternative office and teaching facility that is worth a visit.
Melissa is as patient as she is professional. Her knowledge of Illustrator is vast and her communication method is fluent and easily understood. I would whole heartedly recommend her two day introductory course.
The Digital Illustration is an absolutely fantastic course and would really recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning about photoshop and Illustrator! It felt as if the course was tailor made for me, seamless in its connections between the two programmes. Melissa is a great teacher, very clear and makes everything easy to understand.
Melissa’s Digital Illustration Course is a really excellent opportunity to delve into the world of Photoshop and Illustrator. I had some prior knowledge of both but had been learning slowly through trial and error. The notes she handed out and the accompanying exercises really opened up my understanding and gave me a better idea of just want I could achieve using the programmes. Definitely worth it!
[Digital Illustration Workshop] I really enjoyed the class, back to basis and learning the core of Illustrator tools. Practical sessions in the class are very useful as it helps to understand the tasks. The handouts are very helpful as well. I would really recommend this class to everyone who is interested in graphic design or graphic design students who would like to understand the basic skills of Illustrator.
Melissa’s [Digital Illustration] course was a great help to get back into the swing of things. Lessons offer all the basic as well as extremely useful tips and suggestions. Melissa herself is very friendly and approachable. The course could best be described as “Practical, Professional & Patient” and was thoroughly enjoyable & useful.