Children's Book Illustration Courses Online & in London
Release the inner child in yourself and bring those creative and imaginative ideas to life as you delve into the magical world of children’s book illustration. Work with professional writers and illustrators in the creative field to support drawing skills, character design and how to develop a visual narrative, working towards your very own children’s picture book.
Move designs from thumbnail sketches onto the computer using the latest Adobe CC software and even learn how to draw with a Wacom tablet. Work on creative briefs, sharing ideas and collaborating with other students. Gain confidence in how to pitch ideas, what’s needed for commercial commissions and how to successfully move into the industry as a freelance children’s book illustrator.
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- Introduction to children's book illustrationCourse start date: Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ciara FloodOur Introductory courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.
The Children’s Book industry is thriving, largely due to globally rising literacy levels, and a growing awareness of the importance of early childhood education. As a result, Children’s Book creators are in demand.
Our tutors will teach you the many and various skills you’ll need to illustrate books for children - from drawing and painting (analogue and digital), to sequencing and pacing visual narratives.
You'll learn about the children’s publishing sector; gaining a sense of the different genres and markets for children's books, and where your illustration style might fit.Full fee £259.00
- Children's book illustration studioCourse start date: Fri 2 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tim EllisCity Lit Studios provide time each week for you to commit to working on a personal project or portfolio, alongside your peers. A tutor will be on-hand to provide insights and guidance, as and when you need it.
Studios are for experienced learners with a burgeoning creative practice they wish to hone, in a supportive environment. For example, those who have completed a Beginners and Developing course in a relevant subject, or have equivalent industry experience.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Developing children's book illustrationCourse start date: Thu 8 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tim EllisOur 'Developing' courses help you take your next step in a chosen creative field.
This course will help develop your burgeoning children’s book illustration practice by enabling you to more deeply explore the practical skills and conceptual skills integral to the discipline. You will also begin to consider which of the many genres of children's book illustration your developing personal style might lend itself to; for example, board-books, picture books, or non-fiction for older children, to name a few.Full fee £259.00
- Explore children's book illustrationCourse start date: Fri 19 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Tim EllisEXPLORE how we learn at City Lit!
These sessions will introduce you not only to a subject, but also to how we teach it; the tutors and their teaching methodologies, our facilities at City Lit, and possible progression routes through subject-areas.
At the end of the session, you should have a good idea of the subject, the tutors, life at City Lit, and crucially, how our courses can take you to where you want to go.Full fee £69.00
- Children's book illustration: portfolio preparationCourse start date: Fri 26 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Dee ShulmanThis course is for experienced Children’s Book Illustration learners who wish to put together a portfolio of their illustration work for applications to City Lit Advanced courses, higher education, or agents and publishers. Some learners may also wish to create a ‘dummy’ picture book, for the same purposes.Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £324.00
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