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. Illustration workshop: design for editorial and advertising

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £229.00

  2. Painting and drawing with a Wacom pad in Photoshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using a Wacom tablet and stylus allows you to paint and draw more naturally than with a mouse. Learn how to use the tablet and the exciting range of brushes available in Adobe Photoshop CC to create and combine digital pencil drawings and paintings. This course is suitable for students with some Photoshop experience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Illustration: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your illustration professional portfolio and build your confidence in responding creatively and effectively to illustration briefs using a wide range of media. This course helps you to improve your research techniques and confidence in being innovative in your approach.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  4. Try it out: Illustration

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover what it means to be an illustrator, and the world of opportunities this offers you. This practical short course is a guided introduction to the world of illustration, and ideal if you are thinking about either starting Illustration or developing your practice.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Children's book illustration: all levels

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  6. Botanical illustration: stage 3

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Botanical illustration is popular in branding, advertising, textile design and book illustrations. On this advanced practical course you will develop traditional techniques in botanical illustration and then transforms these into vibrant and versatile digital designs using Adobe Illustrator. Invaluable for your professional portfolio.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £439.00
    Concession: £335.00

  7. Adobe Photoshop professional retouching

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use some of the tools and processes used by professionals to enhance your pictures, remove unwanted elements and improve the professional quality of your images.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Children's picture book course: stage 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever thought about writing and/or illustrating your own children’s picture book? Not sure where to start? Here’s the opportunity to get hands-on professional input, whilst exploring your ideas. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Children's book illustration: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of the children's book illustration industry and your professional children's book illustration practice. Get creative and innovative in your character design, storyboarding and layout skills, develop your professional portfolio and get critical feedback in a supportive environment.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £207.00

  10. Children’s book animated illustration: all levels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to give life to your children’s book character and introduce it into an animated scene. Invaluable for book trailers and online publicity.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £365.00

  11. Illustration workshop: natural history

    Course Date: Wed 20 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to capture wildlife on paper, from fossils to fleeting birds and butterflies. Gain skills using a variety of different media including digital. Includes trips to the Natural History Museum.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Drawing for graphic novels

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jun 2020
    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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