Online Course: Pleasures of Illustration (4 Week Version)

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - April 11 @ 8:30 pm

Discover the joys of illustration through a series of mini creative projects over 4 weeks with Merlin Evans

Join award-winning illustrator and educator Merlin Evans for a fun and gentle introduction to illustration over 4 weeks on Zoom.

You’ll work through a series of mini creative projects, exploring a different technique in each session, from drawing to typography, printmaking to paper engineering.

Class times

Live online classes will take place 6.30-8.30pm GMT on Monday evenings from 21 March to 11 April 2022.

No prior experience needed.

Need to know

Download and read the Essential Information for more information about what the course involves, how it works and what materials you’ll need, and the Guidance for Participants for further information

About the tutor

Merlin Evans is an award-winning illustrator, scribe and educator who’s been teaching at House of Illustration since 2011. Merlin specialises in scientific illustration, and currently holds the post of Medical Illustrator in Residence at the Centre of Performance Science, run by Royal College of Music and Imperial College London. She has lectured internationally and taught at numerous art colleges, schools and universities across the UK. Selected previous clients include Tate Modern, The British Library, The Design Museum, Central Saint Martins, NHS, John Lewis, Bloomsbury Books, Latitude Festival and Time Out

What you’ll need

  • A4 cartridge paper
  • Sketchbook (optional)
  • Dark coloured A4 card
  • Thick cartridge or watercolour paper
  • Carbon paper
  • Dotted and/or graph paper
  • Black felt pen or biro
  • 2H, HB and 2B pencils
  • Indian ink
  • Pack of bamboo kebab sticks
  • Small set of nylon paintbrushes
  • Tube of white gouache paint
  • Small set of watercolours
  • Collage materials
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Course tickets £170 – £187

Please note that we will need to receive your email by 5pm GMT on 16 December 2021 to send your e-ticket before 24 December 2021.

E-tickets for bookings made after this date will be sent out after 4 January 2022.

Se the House of Illustration website for more details.




House of Illustration
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