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Children's Book Illustration


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Whether you already have an idea in mind or simply want to explore the world of children’s book illustration, this short, summer course could be just what you are looking for.

By exploring a number of different techniques and media, Authorial Illustrator, Juliet Sugg will help you investigating areas such as storytelling, character development, relationships between text and image, sequence, layout, composition and book design whilst helping you to develop your personal, visual style.

Through practical, fun workshops you will be lead through a variety of illustrative approaches as well as learning how to create stories. By the end of the one week course you will have completed a children’s book dummy and have gained real insight into this specialised world.

All classes at Blake College of Art & Design are kept to a small number, allowing space for genuine 1:1 tuition with the teacher and a friendly, relaxed environment.

What will be covered over this course?

  • Storytelling
  • How to develop ideas
  • Varieties of illustrative techniques and approaches
  • Character Development
  • Relationships between text and image
  • Sequence in storytelling
  • Design, Layout, Composition
  • Developing your personal style
  • How to get over the blank page fear

Are you a writer not a drawer? Perhaps you are a team looking to develop a project together? If so this course is welcome to you too!

Suitable from beginners through to those with more experience who may be looking to develop ideas and projects

Each course runs from 10am until 4pm from Monday to Friday and costs £450.
Students wishing to take three or more courses can do so for £395 per course.
All prices include VAT.

To find out more email study@blake.ac.uk or to book online immediately click here