Children's book illustration

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. 

For more information about courses available, please contact our Visual Arts team at visualarts@citylit.ac.uk 

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Developing children's book illustration
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Our '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 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
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