August 2020

ILLUSTRATION 2020 : Metamorphoses by Edinburgh College of Art

August 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The end of summer; the end of a project; the end of an academic year: all represent periods of change. These moments act as waiting areas between one point of time and the next, on the verge of the unknown. The talks and events of ‘Illustration 2020: Metamorphoses’ explore what change, transition and metamorphosis can mean for the emerging creative…

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Nicer Tuesdays (online) – August

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Providing you with a much-needed break from the blazing August weather, this month’s Nicer Tuesdays is here to offer you some creative relief. Taking place on 25 August at 6 pm BST on our online events platform, we’re pleased to announce that Grilli Type’s Noël Leu, illustrator Marylou Faure, designer Jerome Harris and photographer Denisse Ariana Pérez will be taking to…

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Floral Illustration with Chloe Turner by London Graphic Centre – Online Workshop

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Known for her vibrant designing, Chloë will share tips on colour palette selection, stroke technique and show you how to draw lush florals around motivational typography using Tombow ABT Brush Pens. Ticket cost covers the workshop and materials being shipped to you so you can participate from home. Link will be made available to you once you have purchased your tickets. UK only workshop…

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Haute Couture in Occupied Paris and Beyond in WWII’ : A Lewes Lecture – ONLINE

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The little known story of Nazi domination of the Paris fashion industry during WW2 and its world wide ramifications. This illustrated talk is based on her book co-edited with Marie McLoughlin: ‘Paris Fashion and World War Two – global diffusion and Nazi control’ Lou Taylor is a dress historian and Professor Emerita of the University of Brighton where she lectured for…

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Kate Leiper: How to Draw a Dragon – Online Workshop 

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Kate Leiper will be teaching an online workshop on how to become an expert dragon drawer in this engaging illustration workshop! Recommended for children aged 7–11, but all are welcome. Dragons are not included. Kate Leiper Kate is an artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh. She was brought up on the north-east coast of Scotland and studied printmaking at Gray’s School…

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September 2020

Fashion Illustration: A Virtual Masterclass with Gladys Perint Palmer

September 10 @ 6:30 pm

An intimate Virtual Masterclass with acclaimed artist and illustrator Gladys Perint Palmer & Connie Gray of Gray M.C.A Join artist and illustrator Gladys Perint Palmer and Connie Gray of Gray M.C.A for an intimate virtual masterclass that will unravel the coveted world of fashion illustration. GPP (as she is known) will share her expert tips and secrets as she works on couture fashion illustrations…

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September 15 @ 5:00 pm - October 20 @ 6:30 pm

THE AOI’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREELANCE ILLUSTRATION Harnessing our experience as the world’s leading professional body for illustrators, The AOI have a designed this 6 week interactive online course to help illustrators take proactive steps to progress in their careers. Each week you will explore an essential aspect of freelance illustration, covering self-promotion, licensing, contracts, finances, agency representation and more…

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Pictoplasma in Isolation

September 18 - September 19

*** Please note that this year's 16th Pictoplasma Festival has been postponed until 2021. You can read more here.*** If this year won’t allow you to come to Pictoplasma, Pictoplasma will simply have to come to you: Our first ever, fully digital ‘Pictoplasma in Isolation’ awaits all character pioneers, creatives and enthusiasts for a special celebration of contemporary character design…

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An Escape into Illustration by The Roses Theatre – Virtual Event

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Escape lockdown and enter into the unique and playful world of illustration with Tiny Grey's Creative Director, Sophie Scott-Lewis. Over the past decade, Sophie has developed a multitude of colourful worlds as a means to escape the daily grind, including landscapes adorned with ice-cream mountains, lollipop trees, friendly dinosaurs and soaring rockets. In collaboration with Sophie and the rest of the group, each participant will begin…

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October 2020

The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival Live

October 9 - October 11

Responding to uncertain times, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival leaps into a virtual setting for 9th – 11th October 2020 The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has, after discussion with funders including Arts Council England, decided to switch its annual weekend from a physical gathering to a virtual get together of comic creators – maintaining its strong international flavour with its…

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