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Courses for Emerging & Aspiring Illustrators

Pathways Plus is a series of courses for aspiring illustrators looking to improve their practice and learn how to create 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 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 professional training programme for emerging illustrators.

All participants must be 18+ to attend. 

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All courses involve:

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

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 Books’ Art Director Ben Norland have collaborated together for nearly 20 years, producing many bestselling picture books.

Over two days they will share their unique insights and show you how to develop your characters into a picture book project. 


10.00 - 17.00, Saturday 5 March & Saturday 19 March 2022

Viviane Schwarz & Ben Norland

Masterclass: 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.

Acclaim for the Masterclass: 
‘Dapo and Chanté made the effort to attend to everyone and answer our specific queries…They are incredibly friendly and great tutors’
‘I look forward to learning more from these guys another time! Please run these courses more regularly!’
‘A great experience’

Booking will open shortly.

London, Venue TBC

09.00 - 17.00, Sunday 22nd May 2022

Dapo Adeola & Chanté Timothy

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