Illustration Courses in London

From comic books to storyboards, our extensive range of multi-levelled courses cover a wide range of subjects relating to illustration. Our courses are taught by passionate and experienced industry experts in an inspirational learning environment. You will learn the skills and techniques necessary for contemporary design practice with individual professional guidance. Our students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab.

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.

Check out our tutor Dee Shulman's top tips for writing and illustrating for children.

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  1. Try it out: children's book illustration

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A guided introduction into the world of children’s book illustration, and an opportunity to discover the breadth of skills you can develop to successfully compete in the industry.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. Children's book illustration: advanced practice

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (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.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  3. Children's book writing and illustration workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  4. Children's book illustration: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  5. Illustration: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  6. Children's book illustration: intensive

    Course Date: Thu 6 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive course to develop your imagination as well as your illustration and narrative skills. This course is suitable for all levels and is ideal if you wish to develop your own personal children's book project. Invaluable for developing your illustration portfolio or possible competition entries.
    Full fee: £679.00
    Senior fee: £679.00
    Concession: £414.00

  7. Botanical illustration: stage 2

    Course Date: Fri 7 Feb 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Digital illustration workshop

    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An experimental course challenging illustrators to work with a variety of ideas and materials. 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Illustration workshop: illustrate your pet

    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Illustrating your pet is a great way to develop illustration skills, produce an image all the family will enjoy and enable you to attract commissions from friends. Have fun exploring techniques and materials to create engaging pet portraits.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Comic book workshop: drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  11. Adobe Photoshop and digital drawing workshop

    Course Date: Thu 12 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get guided help in using Photoshop to develop and produce your own work in a workshop environment. There will be a focus on using a Wacom pen and pad to draw directly into the computer. This course will be tailored to your individual needs and is suitable if you have some experience of Photoshop.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

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