Picturebook Making Retreat in Rome illustrator & author Dorien Brouwers

10th March 2023 - 15th March 2023

Join a supportive group of creative writers and illustrators at a rooftop studio in the heart of Rome.

Illustrator and author Dorien Brouwers (shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2022) will be on hand every day to run workshops, give you feedback and share her inside knowledge of working with publishers across Europe and America. She will also share advice on how to get your foot in the door in the first place!

Learn how to make an attention-grabbing dummy from layout through to planning, pacing and composition.

Explore and grow your creative style & voice in order to craft your very best book.

Surround yourself with 2000 years of art, and go sketching in Rome’s beautiful historical sites and bustling cafes.

By the end of the retreat, you will turn your sketches and notes into a finished draft, and take your picturebook one step closer to being sent out to agents and publishers!

More information and booking here.


10th March 2023
15th March 2023


Inky Larks Studio
Via Catalana, 10


Dorien Brouwers
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