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Illustration & children's book illustration courses

Book illustrating courses, classes and workshops across the UK. Learn the art of illustrating books, using hand-marbled paper and special book cloths. Create, write and illustrate your own picture books or your own hand bound journals. Come and join a course, workshop or group and be inspired by expert tuition as well as like-minded company.

I am a professional artist and teacher who loves nothing more than travelling and collecting in my sketchbooks. I have taught 1000's of people on workshops, art holidays and in the classroom. I truly enjoy sharing the sketchbook techniques that I have learnt through the years, which have developed from my own collage paintings and observation drawing. In this course I will share with you these techniques using drawing and collage in concertina sketchbooks. In...
The OCA BA (Hons) Illustration degree curriculum focuses on drawing, image making, narrative and creative problem solving. Drawing and image making are central to the study of illustration in this Open degree and are explored through the use of sketchbooks, figure and reportage drawing and the relationships between ideas, visual research and outcomes in project work. The OCA BA (Hons) Illustration degree curriculum focuses on drawing, image making, narrative and creative problem solving. Drawing and...
With our open learning approach, the OCA’s Visual Communications degree (comprising of Graphic Design and Illustration courses) provides a real alternative to traditional campus based learning. Our inspiring course materials enable you to work at your own pace, in your own time, and whenever you choose to study. The BA (Hons) Visual communication course offers an accessible distance learning experience through which students are encouraged to develop a sense of visual enquiry, expand their horizons,...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
The exceptionally talented illustrator Louise Comfort will be joining us for a 3rd year at Rural Antics craft workshops. She will work alongside you explaining basic drawing skills and showing you how to use pencils to bring to life the detail and colours of the English countryside. All materials will be provided for you and the workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine. At the end of the day you will have...
South Yorkshire
The unit aims to provide a broad practical and contextual introduction to book design. It introduces basic design processes, skills and techniques through a range of assignments that explore layout, book binding, and basic design skills. You will apply your knowledge and understanding of book design by undertaking a range of practical tasks that requires the development of ideas and research, the application of design principles, exploring visual language and narrative within books, and a...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 12th August 2019
A course all about children's book illustrating. The classes will introduce you to the world of children’s books. With guidance you will create your own illustrated story for children, focusing on the internal workings of a picture book. The course is suitable for everyone from beginners to the more experienced wanting to build their portfolio, and writers who want to learn how to illustrate. It is also ideal for anyone who wants to explore the...
Learn how to create your own illustration using Emmeline's signature style and techniques including collage. Join us in the relaxing surroundings of 19 Alexandra Road, Clevedon at for this collage workshop run by Designer Emmeline Simpson. Emmeline has built a business from her cityscape illustrations which are transferred onto gift-wares such as placemats, coasters and tea towels and sold in retailers, such as Bristol Guild, Pod and Bristol city museum. Emmeline's work originally started from...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
This course is an opportunity to engage with the latest concept art techniques practised throughout the game design industry, many of which are also techniques used in film and TV production. Through a series of practical workshops and critical seminars you'll explore both physical and digital art processes. The course is ideal for people with basic drawing skills who are interested in developing professional skills in concept art. It's also an excellent opportunity for illustrators...
Suffolk - Next course on 4th September 2019
2 day art break at historic Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. Have you ever wondered how to use your sketchbook to its maximum potential? How to gather and assemble information, how and what to draw in your sketchbook and how to develop layouts and designs from your sketches? This practical course is packed full with a series of short drawing and design exercises (including an outdoor drawing exercise each day, weather permitting)...
Northumberland - Next course on 28th August 2019
Join us at The Sill to make your very own Green Zine. Work with illustrator Clare Armstrong to create your Green Zine. It's your environmental story pledge in a lovely personal magazine. Accompanying adults go free.

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