Illustration

From comic books to storyboards, our courses not only cover a wide range of subjects relating to illustration, but also cater to a range of levels. Our illustration courses are taught by passionate and expert teachers. Whether you’re free evenings, daytimes or weekends, we have a variety of dates and times for you to choose from. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. Children's book illustration for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to character design, layout and story development, giving you a solid understanding of the industry. Develop your own style while exploring a variety of media and learn to research and develop ideas in response to a given brief. Basic materials provided.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  2. Botanical illustration

    Course Date: Sat 23 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Botanical illustration is both an art form and a means of scientific engagement. Learn about depicting form, colour and differences in plant species with precision and detail on this studio- and location-based course.

    See what you could create – view a small selection of work made on this course

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    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Illustration for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 2 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to communicate ideas through image making. Create a portfolio of work using a variety of traditional and contemporary tools and techniques including collage, cut outs, drawing, paint, 3D objects and digital.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  4. Cartooning for all levels

    Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own cartooning style through a range of traditional drawing and digital techniques. Create a portfolio of work in preparation for professional commissions.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  5. Children's book illustration: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Fri 6 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own style and characters while exploring a variety of media, techniques, design and layout possibilities. Learn how to research and develop ideas in response to a relevant brief. Basic materials included.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00

  6. City Lit children's book illustration course

    Course Date: Fri 6 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive, three-term course is ideal for artists and illustrators keen to explore the world of children's book illustration in depth and develop a portfolio of work. Collect reference material, generate ideas and characters, and explore image making in the context of the current children's book market.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses


    You can pay for your course in instalments at our enrolment counter

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    Full fee: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,599.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  7. Children's book writing and illustration workshop

    Course Date: Sun 5 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We'll examine both the writing and illustration skills you need to produce a picture book. As well as learning how to develop story ideas, characters and text, you'll learn about character sketches, sample illustrations and the relationship between illustration and text.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  8. Making mini-comics

    Course Date: Fri 24 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use illustration, cartooning and collage to create innovative mini comics or fanzines. Find out how to self-publish your work and be part of the vibrant underground comic movement.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Geometry and nature

    Course Date: Thu 30 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Geometry is everywhere in the world around us, from the simplest observations in nature to detailed measuring of intricate forms. Learn to draw patterns found in nature, slowly moving from simple to more complex designs.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Illustration: from pencil to pixel

    Course Date: Sun 3 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An experimental course challenging illustrators to work with a variety of ideas and materials. You'll create traditional works and transform them into exciting new forms using digital media. Suitable if you have some knowledge of drawing and basic computer skills.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Children's book illustration: advanced practice

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive highly focused follow up course to develop design, drawing, imagination, characterisation and narrative skills. Ideal if you’re planning to prepare a portfolio for presentation to publishers or wishing to further develop your skills and imagination.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  12. Drawing for comic books

    Course Date: Tue 6 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to develop the process of writing and drawing comic book pages and how to plan, create and draw comic book pages effectively. Plan a four page graphic story and complete one finished page on the course. Please note: This is not a computer based course but there will be limited access to computer equipment for tasks such as scanning and printing.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Children's book illustration: all levels

    Course Date: Fri 4 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own style and characters while exploring a variety of media, techniques, design and layout possibilities. Learn how to research and develop ideas in response to a relevant brief. Basic materials included.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  14. Illustration For Editorial, Design and Advertising

    Course Date: Sun 13 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the world of illustration and its different areas. Experiment and develop your work through a series of projects. This course also covers an introduction to scanning and digital imaging with Photoshop.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Drawing for graphic novels

    Course Date: Fri 1 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative potential of the graphic novel. Learn how to script and storyboard innovative narratives and create exciting characters and compositions.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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