Illustrating Children’s Characters

Six-week course starting -
Artist drawing on paper
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Learn to illustrate animal characters

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Inspired by our exhibition, Paddington: The Story of a Bear, this six-week illustration course will guide you through the fundamentals of character design and illustration. You will learn how to create expressive faces and bodies, both animal and human, capturing different emotions, expressions and personalities and depict characters in different poses and scenarios. Throughout the course we will be taking inspiration from illustrations displayed in the exhibition and other children’s stories.

Our tutor, Siôn Ap Tomos, will pass on a plethora of advice and tips through a variety of carefully created, hands-on exercises designed to improve your practical skills and knowledge whilst encouraging you to imaginatively explore character design and narrative illustration. So, whether you’re a beginner or have some illustration/drawing experience, get ready for some adventure and create your own marvellous characters.


Name: Illustrating Children’s Characters
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Price: Full Price: £295.00
Student: £250.00
Registered Unemployed: £250.00
Disabled: £250.00
Senior (60+): £265.00
Young Person (18-25): £250.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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