event - The Illustration HUB

AOI Meet up for North East Illustrators

August 25th 6-30 to 8-30

Live in the North East? Fancy wrapping up your Summer on a creative high?


Then why not join us at our very first Illustration HUB AOI Meet Up at the wonderful Seven Stories – The National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle to help build a thriving, inclusive community that represents and supports the wealth of illustration talent within the region.

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Masterclass - Illustration for Storytelling

A two day masterclass in illustration for storytelling at the Art House in Sheffield

August 15-16 2022

Join us for this exciting 2-day storytelling masterclass, in which you’ll explore the fundamentals of illustrating for a range of narrative commercial outcomes, from children’s picture books to graphic novels. You’ll learn about story structure, character design, composition, and everything else you could possibly need to create fantastic final illustrations. You will also take a look at illustration for storytelling from an entrepreneurial perspective, learning about routes into the publishing industry the roles of publishers, editors, and agents and how to get your work in front of them. 

£250 for two days

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event - The Illustration Lounge

Expert industry advice in a friendly environment

May 12 2022

Calling all lounge lizards!  
Come and join the School of Illustration in The Illustration Lounge, for a relaxed and informal drop in session for illustrators at all stages of the creative journey. Freelance illustrators and School of Illustration Co-Founders Nick & Frances will be available all afternoon for career advice, portfolio feedback or just a good old chit chat!

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event - Portfolio party

Expert portfolio advice in a friendly environment

SOLD OUT

It's party time!! Join us for a fun afternoon of advice and guidance on perfecting your portfolio, in a relaxed and friendly environment. There'll also be plenty of time for coffee, networking and most importantly CAKE! (because a party’s not a party without cake, right?!)

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event - building a brand with katnipp studios

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We’re kicking off the first Illustration Hub event in style, with the amazing Catherine Kay aka Katnipp! Catherine is the designer, illustrator and creative force behind Katnipp Studios, based right here in the North East in the seaside town of Redcar.  Catherine has built a successful Kawaii-influenced brand based around her love of all things cute, selling a range of products including stationery, greetings cards, plushies, clothing and accessories online.  Katnipp Studios also has an enviable social media presence, with 131k followers on Instagram and 166k subscribers on YouTube, where Catherine shares inspiration, tips and behind the scenes of being a small business owner.


Catherine will be giving us the inside track on her career so far, sharing advice on turning your illustrative talents into a product driven brand, and running a successful small business as a creative. We cannot wait!

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