Introduction to Illustration - One Day Workshop (short course)

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Why study this course?

The current illustration scene is highly vibrant and dynamic, and the art of visual storytelling is an ever-evolving tradition that is constantly being added to and redefined. This is the perfect course for those thinking of pursuing a longer course in the subject, or those who just want to try something new.

More about this course

By the end of the course, you will learn to:
  • create a series of quick playful drawings
  • visually communicate a word using collage
  • create a series of illustrated type
  • make a simple six-page illustrated book
  • gain an overview of the contemporary illustration industry

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 for more experienced designers or visual artists wanting to try something new.

Course structure

11.30am to 12pm: Drawing exercise
12pm to 1.30pm: Creating a simple collaged illustration
2.30pm to 3.30pm: Creating playful, illustrated hand-drawn type
3.30pm to 5.00pm: Sketching out a simple A6 narrative book
5pm to 5.30pm: Q&A about the publishing industry

What our students say

"Alice was a fantastic teacher, always giving positive feedback and guiding us along the way."

Course dates

Course dates Summer dates coming soon!
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.