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This course is aimed at helping artists to explore ways in which illustration can broaden and enrich their fine art practice and will help in considering and developing ideas for an existing practice within an illustration context.

Starting with an overview of illustration in contemporary practice, Georgie and Caroline will guide you through workshops and presentations that will engage, inspire and encourage new approaches to your practice while considering how your work could be developed for applications within the world of illustration.

The course includes one to one tuition and guidance from both tutors throughout, with a selection of workshops to encourage new and modern ways of approaching image making, including using the essence of commercial led briefs, and projects that encourage a more self-initiated entrepreneurial approach such as artists' books / narratives. Practical exercises will encourage the individual to create intuitively and with an individual explorative focus.

You are encouraged to bring along any work you have done that is relevant to the course and that you seek guidance on.

The two-day event starts with a cup of tea and conversation around the subject and will close with a celebration and informal gathering of your achievements and ideas.


Please meet at 9.50am for a 10am start at Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall, TR18 5AW.

All skill levels, from beginners to those with more experience. If you have any specific access or support requirements please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs.

We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

Importantly do please bring some existing work with you if you have some. Georgina and Caroline will be keen to help you by seeing what you are working on at the moment and any previous work. All paints, papers, brushes and other materials are provided by the school but do feel free to bring materials and brushes and pens etc that you feel most comfortable with in your existing practice. Please wear old clothes.

Please bring a packed lunch.


If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our page for Accommodation in West Cornwall - Newlyn, St Ives, Penzance, Marazion, Mousehole B and B, Guesthouses, Hotels, Cottages and Hostels

You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable. Although we do list local providers of accommodation on our Website to try to assist you in finding accommodation, you are responsible for contracting directly with the accommodation provider and when doing so (and when booking transport) you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a Course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.

Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

Once you have booked your place, you will be emailed with confirmation of your order. You will not receive anything in the post. If you find you have not received a confirmation for any reason please have a look in your email spam folder and feel free to call us if you are unable to locate our email confirmation and we will be very happy to resend any information.

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"I loved every bit of the course, for me the balance of discussion and practical work was just right. Possibly what I appreciated the most was working in such an accepting environment after the brutal critiques of art college (still scarred after 25 years, as are many of my peers!), so for me your patience and engagement was a gift".

Lucy, Bristol

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Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
Company Number: 7621257. Registered in Cardiff in 2011.