Different Perspectives on Illustration

Six-week course, beginning -
Different Perspectives on Illustration
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  • Full Price: £295.00 Member: £250.00 Other concessions available

Celebrate our South Asian Year of Culture with this practical exploration of art and book illustration from the region

Course dates: Tuesdays 5, 12, 19, 26 September and 3, 10 October 

Times: 18.00 – 20.30

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The British Library holds an impressive collection of miniature paintings, and the beautiful examples on display in our Treasures Gallery will be our starting point for creating our own colourful and enigmatic illustrations – informed by centuries of artistic development. 

You’ll become familiar with the distinct decorative approaches used by artists in the region, and employ similar techniques and painting styles to create your own portraits and populated scenes. We’ll also look at complementary examples of painting from the Middle East and consider how these, together with South Asian painting traditions, relate and differ to Western European artistic approaches. You’ll learn how to use a range of drawing and painting materials to spectacular effect, including gouache and ink and watercolour, and consider how centuries-old techniques continue to be vibrantly employed in contemporary illustration around the world.

This course is led by illustrator, designer and educator Sion Ap Tomos.


Name: Different Perspectives on Illustration
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £295.00
Member: £250.00
Senior 60+: £265.00
Student: £250.00
Registered Unemployed: £250.00
Friend of the BL: £250.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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