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Student Story: Christina Tina, Book Illustration

Christina Tina,
Written by
Jasmin Woolley-Butler
Published date
16 December 2019

Christina took a short course in Book Illustration to help her develop illustrations for a book she is writing, during the course Christina enjoyed learning new techniques for drawing and printmaking. Book Illustration is the ideal course for anyone interested in illustrating books, book jackets or children's picture books, you will gain an understanding of how to develop ideas, drawing skills and your own visual language.

Where are you currently based?
I am currently based in enfield north London.

What is your occupational background?
My background is of many different jobs that I have tried, but at the moment I am a health care assistant in a hospital.

Which course did you study  and why did you choose it?
I studied Book Illustration and it was the best course that I could of chosen for getting the best experience of how to draw illustrations for a book that I am writing.

What did you enjoy most about your course?
I enjoyed the printmaking with all the different colour inks and mixing them all together, I got so much enjoyment from this because the outcome would always be a surprise, I would have in my head what structure I wanted but the colours all flowed together.

How has this course benefitted your career and personal development?
This has benefited me a lot I am now drawing with new techniques that came out while I was on the course also I developed within myself mentally and happily knowing that I did it.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking a short course Camberwell, Chelsea or Wimbledon Colleges of Arts?
I would say do it. It will change your mind in the most amazing way, it will help you not only develop you in what you want to do but also as a person the experience you get is amazing.

What do you believe is integral to the work of an artist or designer, in any discipline?
I believe it comes from the heart and through discussions about ideas and that creating something you’ve never tried before can become magic.

Christina's work

What 3 words best describe your short course experience at Chelsea, Camberwell or Wimbledon?
ABC = AMAZING, Best ,Creativity

Anything else you would like to add?
I would like to say it has been a great experience and thank you for being the best creative college, you have brought out the best in me.

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