Illustration

Illustration Courses in London

Bring your creative ideas to life and explore various approaches to mark making, illustrated letterforms, visual narratives and cartooning, using both traditional and digital processes. Gain confidence in the fundamentals of illustration practice and learn how to respond to a creative brief, generating a range of ideas and exciting work that can be book based, digital or framed.

Work with award winning and industry experts in our fully equipped design studios. Start with our illustration for beginner’s course, or for students looking to develop a wide-ranging portfolio of illustration work, check out our illustration projects course.

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

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  1. Illustration projects 2
    Course start date:  Mon 30 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Graff
    Illustration can be understod as imagery in context often aligned with graphic design to impart information to an audience. This course, delivered in 3 project based courses, will primarily give you a deeper understanding of what illustration is, what it can be, and the context in which it exists.







    Throughout the course, you will explore a variety of image-making processes and through experimentation and play identify and develop your authentic voice, which can be utilised to respond to set assignments and ultimately commercial projects.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £479.00 Concession £365.00
  2. Introduction to visual storytelling
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    This introduction to visual storytelling is designed to kick start those creative ideas in writing and/or illustrating your very own artwork and picture books. This course will provide you with an opportunity to get hands-on professional input, whilst exploring your ideas ni various directions.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
  3. Get skills in: botanical illustration
    Course start date:  Thu 30 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Barratt
    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 £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
  4. Make your own comic book
    Course start date:  Thu 30 Jun 2022

    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 £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
  5. Drawing cartoons for beginners
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephen Marchant
    Develop your own cartooning style through a range of traditional drawing and digital techniques. Create a body of work in preparation for professional commissions.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00
  6. City Lit illustration projects
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Graff
    Discover your creative voice by opening to the endless possibility of illustration. Through the exploration of media, techniques and processes you will discover your unique voice and learn how to express it through image-making. The City Lit Illustration projects course will equip you with the confidence and skills to respond to industry realistic set briefs and is suitable for anyone who enjoys the process of making imagery and wants to bring more meaning to their drawing.
    Full fee £1,499.00 Senior fee £1,199.00 Concession £974.00
  7. Graphic novels and comic book art
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    Course start date:  Mon 9 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephen Marchant
    Explore the creative potential of designing and producing your own graphic novels and comic books. Learn how to script, storyboard innovative narratives and create exciting characters and compositions that are brought ot life.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00

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