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Mon, 20 May



Introduction to Illustration & Visual Storytelling

We're bringing back the original Holly & Emma Picturebooking course for anyone who missed out on it the first time round. Honestly we love this course to bits & were thrilled by the response it got, we're so excited to bring it back!

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Introduction to Illustration & Visual Storytelling
Introduction to Illustration & Visual Storytelling

Time & Location

20 May 2024, 18:00 BST – 24 May 2024, 21:00 BST


About the Event

Would you love to create your own picture book but don't know where to start?

Are you full of story ideas but unsure how to translate them on paper?

Do you want to give your creative confidence a much needed boost?

YES?! Well we've got just the thing for you!

With over 35years combined experience as picturebook author-illustrators, Holly Surplice & Emma Levey have teamed up to be the creative cheer-squad you always wanted.

FULL of enthusiasm & knowledge, Emma & Holly have carefully curated a gorgeous Introduction to Illustration & Visual Storytelling to give you the skills & confidence you need to begin your picture booking journey.

"This is the perfect opportunity to get professional insight & advice that is both accessible and fun! We're passionate about our profession & believe that anyone can learn the skills to visually communicate their stories. We've teamed up to share everything you need to feel inspired & able to begin your storytelling journey. We're so excited to lend our expertise to help you generate & nurture your picturebook ideas onto the page."

Holly & Emma.


We wanted to create a streamlined course that we work through together, over four live, online sessions. We are with you in real time, creating a memorable learning experience, inspiring you long after the course finishes.

At the end of this course you will have gained the confidence & skills to discover & visually tell your own stories, in your own way.

What you can expect:​

  • Four delicious LIVE sessions full of Chat, Demonstrations & Activities designed to inform & inspire you to visually communicate your own picturebooks. This is a Live course, we're all in this together!
  • Easy to understand guidance into the process of Planning and Creating a visual story.
  • Live tasks & Q&A's.
  • The opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals.
  • Communicating your ideas through sequential image
  • Tips & Tricks that help Emma & Holly with their processes, passed on to you.
  • Understanding Composition of the page and the book as a whole.
  • Understanding the Modality of your picture book.
  • Creating, translating & building Mood & Atmosphere in your stories.
  • Two super-friendly, enthusiastic hosts who will help build your knowledge & skills, giving you the confidence in yourself AND your storytelling abilities!
  • Full access to video replays & coursework for an entire year after the event.

Here's just some of the wonderful feedback we've had:

     "Best class I've ever taken!" *****

      "Phenomenal!" *****

      "The exercises were so fun...perfect for sparking ideas." *****

      "I can’t get over how good this class for picture books was. Blew my mind at how well the instructors taught the         

        class and the information." *****


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