Workshop “Illustration as art and profession: development of character and relationship with clients”
Workshop “Illustration as art and profession: development of character and relationship with clients”
Workshop “Illustration as art and profession: development of character and relationship with clients”
Workshop “Illustration as art and profession: development of character and relationship with clients”

Workshop “Illustration as art and profession: development of character and relationship with clients”

: 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019

The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow, The Association of Illustrators and the British higher school of design invite professional illustrators to participate in the workshop dedicated to character development in illustration, which will take place in Moscow on 21-23 January.

About the workshop

This awesome 3 day illustration, character and narrative workshop will be delivered by esteemed author illustrator Emily Hughes. Join Emily as she will be teaching this narrative workshop lead by the standpoint of character as the cornerstone to a good story. We will be exploring the theme of character-- using play, form, colour and emotions, how this leads to creating narratives--- and ultimately a role in pitching stories. AOI’s Lou Bones will also be on hand to advise on understanding the commissioners journey, self-promotion, pricing, contracts, negotiating with clients and how to really create your own success as a creative. This fun, insightful and empowering workshop is aimed at both up and coming and established illustrators and animators.

This workshop is for you if you have:

-          between 1-7 years practicing as a professional illustrator

-          confident command of English (Upper-Intermediate or Higher)

-          existing online portfolio and social media presence

-          distinctive style – all mediums welcome

-          strong interest in working in illustration, picture books, publishing, editorial, animation

-          high motivation to participate in the workshop

You should also be a Russian citizen over 18 years old.

Paper, etc and some drawing materials will be provided however you should also bring what you are used to using yourself.

The workshop will be held in English without translation, from 10:30 till 6 pm. The participants will be offered lunch.

To participate please fill in the application form no later than 23:59 13 January 2019. The organisers will get in touch with the participants no later than January 17.

About Emily

Emily Hughes was born in Hawaii, USA but lives and works in the United Kingdom. She is inspired by Chinese cinema and illustrators such as Blair Lent and Gyo Fujikawa. Her book Nana Shaped Like a Banana came second in the 2012 Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Books.

Her artwork has been widely exhibited and her picturebooks have received international recognition. Her debut book, Wild was published by Flying Eye in 2013, followed up with The Little Gardener in 2015. She went on to illustrate A Brave Bear, written by Sean Taylor and published by Walker Books in 2016 and is illustrating Laurel Snyder’s Charlie and Mouse, published in April 2017.

When not doodling or walking around to come up with a story, she busies herself by reading (adult books and children's books alike, though she prefers the latter), making shopping lists (and regularly forgetting them) and watching dreary films.

About AOI

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) based in Somerset House in London, is a non-profit umbrella trade association with a membership that includes over 2300 freelance illustrators, illustration agents, universities, design/animation studios, commissioners and other illustration organisations from all over the world. Established in 1973, they are the only body to represent the illustration industry globally, providing direct advice, campaigning for illustrators’ rights and continually working to increase the professional standing of illustrators, commercially and artistically.

www.theaoi.com @theaoi

About Lou Bones

As Membership Manager at the AOI Lou and her team are on hand all day, every day, advising illustrators around the world on pricing, licensing, contracts, copyright, client negotiation, portfolios, general business practice, all the stuff most freelancers struggle with - you name it, they can help no problem!