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Illustration: Storytelling & Design

with artist & tutor Augusta Kirkwood Thursdays 6.30 - 9pm

  • Ended
  • 235 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 5 different formats of illustration will be presented over 10 sessions, to accompany a text, 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. Students will be taught some of the lesser known ‘non-traditional’ folding formats to best support varying texts – to do each text justice as a single 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. Suitable for Adults and teens 14+. 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. 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. 'I have done many art courses over the years, including a variety with Edinburgh Drawing School, and I have also taken other illustration courses, such as Cambridge School of Art’s picture book illustration summer schools. This course was up there with the best. The tutor was well prepared and gave a very helpful introduction before we all embarked on our individual choices of work. She tailored the time well, giving each of us advice and encouragement. Gussie was a real professional - she taught very effectively and her manner and style were very empathetic and supportive. And it was fun! I highly recommend her! ' - Alex Miller. Materials: - 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 circumstance

Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

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