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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

  • Rabble Studio 103 Bute Street Cardiff, Wales, CF10 5AD United Kingdom (map)

for people who like doing creative things...

Brought to you by Designer & Illustrator Dan Spain, Introduction to Adobe Illustrator takes a practical learning approach to the applications core features and tools used everyday in the design industry. By the end of the course you’ll know how to apply these to your future projects.

This course covers basic technical skills such as shapes, curves and anchor points with the pen tool, expanding appearance to modify elements, custom brushes and patterns, blending for advanced compositions and a whole load more. You will also be encouraged to think about the design process and experience, through to preparing work for print and digital output.

This course is for people who like doing creative things, for those who want to learn a new skill and for anyone who opened the software, got scared and then closed it immediately!

Workshop Tickets


What you need to bring

You'll please need to bring a pretty decent laptop with Adobe Illustrator CC installed. This software is available as a free trial for 7 days in total so please make sure you have enough days left on your trial when attending the course.

You will need to sign up for a Creative Cloud account in order to do this. For more information and to Download Illustrator, please follow this link:

Of course, it's super helpful if you also have a notepad and pen. Also, don't forget your power cable!

Will there be refreshments?

You may help yourself to tea, coffee and water provided by Rabble Studio.

1pm is lunch time! Can I bring my sandwich?

Of course! If you don't have a sandwich, we have a whole bunch of takeaways, shops and supermarkets right in Cardiff Bay.

Dan Spain

About Dan

Dan been a designer for around 6 years now and has worked with a whole host of different people; providing topical illustrations for local newspapers, all the way through to branding high-end fashion & lifestyle brands.

He uses Adobe software on a daily basis and has even taught people how to use it through the Creative industries Development Scheme supported by the ESF.

Tickets & Venue Info

Rabble Studio is located in Cardiff Bay. We're on Bute Street and the entrance is the big black door between Premier Store & Trumps Sandwich. If you ring the buzzer we'll let you in & then you need to make your way up to the third floor.

Tickets are non-refundable. This is a ticketed event so you'll need one before you arrive. Ticket sales end 24 hours before the workshop.

Ticket price covers the cost of running the workshop - workshop fee, utilities and refreshments.

If you've got any questions about the studio or workshops, drop Dan a line at


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