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Illustration Workshop

Illustration Workshop

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Howard Read


By blurring the distinction between illustration and graphic design and allowing type and layout to play an important role, this course will take a broader view of illustration and capture the spirit and enthusiasm of the BA Graphic Design degree course at Central Saint Martins. While there will be the opportunity for some classic illustration and design, you will be encouraged to innovate in your ways of image-making and communication.

The course will emphasise experimentation, the generation of ideas and an awareness of your surroundings. Students will be expected to do a certain amount of work at home as well as practical classroom activities.

The work from this course could be used as part of a portfolio for application to a degree course or professional practice.

Entry requirements: An ability to draw and an interest in illustration.

Level: Beginners / Intermediate

Please note that all courses scheduled to start before 30 June 2020 will take place in an online classroom. Courses starting after this date will be held in our onsite classrooms.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

Howard Read is a freelance illustrator and a graduate of the Royal College of Art. He teaches on the BA Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A Sketch/note book (comfortable size)
  • Basic drawing equipment:
  • Pencils (selection)
  • Cartridge paper (A3 pad)
  • Other equipment useful (not essential!) throughout the course:
  • Inks
  • A selection of papers useful for collage (colour texture etc.)
  • Masking tape
  • Scalpel
  • Pritt
  • Camera.

Available dates

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