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Illustration: Design & Storytelling

with artist and tutor Augusta Kirkwood Spring Term II 2023 Thursday April 20th to Thursday 29th Ju

  • Ended
  • 225 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Service Description

“Books take many shapes and come in a variety of structures that fold and unfold to reveal their contents in unexpected ways” Edward H. Hutchins, book artist & educator Following on from her highly successful workshop with The Edinburgh Drawing School, Augusta Kirkwood will now deliver a 10 week course in Illustration. Augusta Kirkwood will present 5 different formats of illustration over 10 sessions, to accompany a text of their choosing, whether this be a favourite quote, a piece of poetry, an excerpt from a famous novel, the choice belongs to the student. The text may also be a piece of writing the student has written themselves. Augusta will teach students in this course, some of the lesser known ‘non-traditional’ folding formats to best support varying texts – to do each text justice as a stand-alone piece. The aim of this course is to have produced an illustrated work by the end of every two weeks, either the same piece of text illustrated in 5 different ways, or 5 different texts all illustrated as individual works. This workshop is suitable for any adult or teenage student with any level of proficiency in drawing and painting. Augusta is an Edinburgh-based freelance illustrator who specialises in Children’s Book illustration and design. Her illustrations capture the innocence and playfulness of childhood and animal friends, whilst experimenting with textures and colours. With a keen sense of storytelling and love of tactile forms, Augusta is always delighted to find new ways to tell a story and bring text to life. Her illustration style welcomes a variety of techniques and materials including ink, acrylic, coloured pencils, and mono-printing – often combined together to create engaging images. Augusta studied Illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art from 2013-2017 and then graduated with an MSc in Publishing with Distinction from Edinburgh Napier University in 2018. Since, Augusta has illustrated two picture books written by Pippa Goodhart and published by Little Door Books– Daddy Frog and the Moon and Happy Sad. She has enjoyed leading book events with these titles at The Edinburgh International Book Festival, Wigtown Book Festival, and the Borders Book Festival. Find her on Instagram here: @augustakirkwoodillustration Materials List: - Daler Rowney 300 gsm watercolour paper - Text of your own choice, x1 or x5 - a sketchbook for mocking up - all other materials provided

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 50% refund if you give written advance notice up to 30 days before the course start date. 0% refund 30 days before a course starts. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at Additionally, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstances with fair and reasonable consideration.

Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

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