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Courses for Emerging & Aspiring Illustrators

Pathways Plus is a series of Masterclasses and Short Courses for aspiring and emerging illustrators looking to improve their practice and learn about making successful children’s books.

The courses are all delivered by award-winning illustrators and highly-experienced publishers, and provide an amazing opportunity to learn from the best in the industry, giving participants a real insight into the world of children’s publishing.

Pathways Plus courses can be taken as one-offs or in a package and have been developed by the same team who created Pathways Into Children’s Publishing, a unique, highly-acclaimed two-year creative and professional training programme for emerging illustrators. All participants must be 18 or over to attend.

 

All events involve:

    • professional advice
    • shared insights and experiences
    • practical tasks
    • creative guidance
    • resource-sharing
    • interaction with tutors and participants
    • critical feedback

Masterclass 1: Bringing Characters to Life with Dapo Adeola & Chanté Timothy

Find out how to create engaging and appealing characters with Dapo Adeola (illustrator of Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winner Look Up!) and acclaimed illustrator Chanté Timothy.

Where
Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, London, SE1 8QW

When
09.00 - 17.00, Saturday 27th November 2021

With
Dapo Adeola & Chanté Timothy

Masterclass 2: Illustrating People – the Nosy Parker’s Guide with Sara Ogilvie & Jane Buckley

Learn how to create authentic and convincing characters with well-known illustrator Sara Ogilvie (Dogs Don’t Do Ballet) and Simon & Schuster’s art director Jane Buckley (winner of 2021’s British Book Awards Designer of the Year).

Where
Birkbeck, University of London & Online

When
13.00 - 17.00, Saturday 11 December 2021 & Saturday 15 January 2022

With
Sara Ogilvie & Jane Buckley

Short Course: Creating Visual Sequences with Characters with Viviane Schwarz & Ben Norland

Award-winning artist Viviane Schwarz (There Are Cats in This Book) and Walker Book’s art director Ben Norland will show you how to develop your characters into a picture book project. 

Where
Online

When
10.00 - 17.00, Saturday 29 January 2022 & Saturday 12 February 2022

With
Viviane Schwarz & Ben Norland

Masterclass Package: Developing Picture Book Characters

Over this two-day programme of expert tuition and interactive workshops, you will learn how to bring your picture book characters to life.

Where
London & Online

When
Saturday 27 November 2021, Saturday 11 December 2021 & Saturday 15 January 2021

With
Dapo Adeola & Chanté Timothy
Sara Ogilvie & Jane Buckley

Masterclass & Short Course Package: Developing Picture Book Characters & Creating Visual Sequences

Over four days of professional tuition and dynamic, interactive workshops, emerging illustrators can take their design to the next level with two Masterclasses and our Short Course.

Where
London & Online

When
Saturday 27 November 2021, Saturday 11 December 2021, Saturday 15 January 2022, Saturday 29 January 2022, Saturday 12 February 2022

With
Dapo Adeola & Chanté Timothy
Sara Ogilvie & Jane Buckley
Viviane Schwarz & Ben Norland

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