Illustrated Packaging - One Day Workshop (short course)

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Why study this course?

If you enjoy drawing and love illustrated packaging, this one-day workshop will be the ideal course for you. We'll begin with initial ideas and drawing, then you'll learn how to hone and develop these into a design concept for packaging.

More about this course

By the end of the course, you will learn to:
  • identify key practitioners and projects in contemporary illustrated packaging
  • gain an overview of the briefing process
  • create a series of experimental drawing in response to a given topic
  • learn to edit your experimental drawings
  • create a pattern to fit a template for packaging
  • construct a mock up example of tea packaging

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Who's this course for?

The course is suitable for beginners with an interest in illustration and design and for aspiring illustrators. It is also suitable for more experienced illustrators and visual artists wanting to try something new.

Course structure

Time Areas covered

11.30am to 12pm

Presentation of illustrated packaging and explanation of how it is commissioned
12pm to 1pm Playful and experimental drawing exercises
2pm to 3.30pm Reflecting on drawings and select most successful to develop
3.30pm to 4.30pm      Developing your pattern using a light box so it fits into a template for tea packaging using choice of different media including watercolours, pen and ink, collage and felt tip pen
4.30pm to 5.30pm Construction of your mock-up tea packaging box

Course dates

Course dates Autumn dates will be confirmed in August
Length One day
Day and time Saturday, 11.30am to 5.30pm?
Maximum class size 14
Contact hours 5


A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit.
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University alumni members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

What's included in the price?

The course fee includes the cost of materials.

Terms and conditions

Please read our?terms and conditions?before booking.

How to apply

Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.