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our courses

one-to-one Illustration tutorial

  • With Ness or Maisie

  • 60 minutes, plus individual written feedback

  • In person, or via Skype/Zoom

  • £105/£95 (student)

A one-off session where a tutors will look in depth at your creative practice, give detailed feedback and pinpoint areas for growth. The session is tailored to your individual needs, but tutorials may include areas of development such as observational drawing, editing text and image, developing your creative voice, career advice, portfolio reviews, developing cover designs and working on page layouts.

When you sign up for a tutorial, we will ask you to send over some information and examples of your work in advance of the session. This information is for us to begin to get to know you and prepare for the session together.

After your session you will receive written feedback and an action plan.

 

 

This course gave me the kick up the bum I needed!

one-to-one editorial feedback

  • With Alice

  • Download leaflet for pricing and options

If you have a children’s book manuscript or story idea (picture book or fiction), and are looking for editorial rather than illustration feedback, these sessions are for you.
 

Alice offers feedback on your writing, and will answer any questions you may have about your book.  Alice will also be able to provide insight on the publishing industry and the current market, and answer any industry-related questions you may have.

Before all consultations with Alice, we will ask you to send over some information, so that Alice can prepare for the session, get to know a bit more about you, and read over your story to make notes. 

 

We ask everyone who books a consultation to send over the following:

 

  • Completed sign up form (this will be emailed over to you when you book) 

  • Text with synopsis (the full text to be supplied for picture books and the first four chapters to be supplied for fiction)


For follow-up consultations, Alice will advise what needs to be sent in advance of the session.

  • With Ness and/or Maisie

  • Six 60 minute sessions, plus individual written feedback

  • In person, or via Skype/Zoom

  • £580

Orange Beak was life changing.

set of six Illustration tutorials

Across six hour-long tutorials our tutors will work closely with you, at your own pace, to inspire, develop and focus your creative practice. In each session we will give feedback on your work, provide advice and set targets to help keep you on track. During our friendly, nurturing sessions we will provide visual examples to help explain ideas and concepts, and we will follow up each session with written feedback and proposed objectives to work on before the next meeting.

If you have a long term goal or project to work on these sessions would be ideal for you.


When you first sign up for a tutorial, we will ask you to send over some information and examples of your work in advance of the session. This information is for us to begin to get to know you and prepare for the session together.
 

Contracts & Offers Consultations

  • With Alice

  • 60 mins max, plus written recommendations

  • In person, or via Skype/Zoom

  • £105/95*

* depending on the complexity of your enquiry

Need help to understand publishers' terms, contracts or offers? Orange Beak are happy to offer advice on the more formal, and often confusing, aspects of life as an illustrator. Alice Corrie, an experienced editor and publishing professional, will provide guidance on industry standards, recognising a bad contract, and making contracts work for you. You will receive tailored advice and recommendations on your personal contract or offer.

Questions? Pop over to our FAQ page, or drop us an email!

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