upcoming Workshops & EVENTS
Meet Three Orange Beakers!
Thursday 11th February
7-8.30PM (UK GMT)
This is a FREE event, but you still need to book a place
Join us for a FREE online event on Thursday 11th February 7-8.30PM. Tickets are free but you still need to book through Eventbrite.
We thought it would be great to kick off the year by giving you the opportunity to hear from three illustrators who’ve worked with Orange Beak over the past few years. We think it’s important to hear from illustrators at all stages of the creative process and we are sure you are going to be inspired hearing from these three!
Each speaker will share some of their work and show how it has developed, what they have learnt, their experiences and process. We’ve worked with hundreds of brilliant creatives and we picked these three as we’ve been working with them since very early on.
There will also be a Q&A where you can ask the speakers more about their work. The Orange Beak tutors will be hosting the evening and are able to answer any questions about working with us. If coming along to one of our workshops or signing up for tutorials is on your goals for 2021, this is a good opportunity to meet us and learn a bit more about how it all works.
Thursday 11th March
£12 (INCLUDES booking fee)
Bruce Ingman is an internationally acclaimed award-winning author and illustrator recognised as one of Britain's most influential picture book makers.
“An unexpected talent that mixes innocence and sophistication… in something that’s distinctively his own” Sir Quentin Blake.
Bruce studied at the Royal College of Art, London. His first book, When Martha’s Away, won the prestigious Mother Goose Award for the Best British Newcomer to Children’s Picture Books (1996) and The Overall Winner of the V&A Illustration Award (1996). His partnership with author Allan Ahlberg has yielded many successes including, The Runaway Dinner, Previously, My Worst Book Ever and The Pencil, which was Winner of the Redhouse Children’s Picture Book Award and Time magazine’s Children’s Book of the Year. He co wrote Dick Bruna for the biography series The Illustrators published by Thames & Hudson in 2020.
Bruce is Head of the MA Children’s Literature: Children’s Book Illustration course at Goldsmiths, University of London.
He lives in London and West Cork, Ireland.
Represented by the Wylie Agency
Join us to hear Bruce talk about his career and experiences as an author/illustrator. There will be a Q&A after Bruce's talk and a live workshop too.
Thursday 15th April
7-9.00PM (UK GMT)
£12 (INCLUDES booking fee)
Katie Harnett is an illustrator and author from Sheffield.
She has written and illustrated three picture books, these include the 2017 ‘Greenaway Medal’ nominated Archie Snufflekins Cat. She is the illustrator of the Franklin’s Flying Bookshop series. There are three books in this series and they have gained 10 co-editions, the second book, Franklin and Luna Go To The Moon won a ‘Gold Made For Mums’ award 2019. Katie also illustrates children’s fiction book covers and older fiction.
Her awards include:
Selection for The Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2012 & 2015 Recipient of the Bologna Children's Book Fair ARS IN FABULA Grant Award 2015 Shortlisted for the Independent Book Week Book Award 2019
Join us to hear Katie talk about her publishing career so far, working in picture books and illustrated fiction, her use of materials, inspirations and process. After Katie's talk there will be a Q&A and a live workshop.
Picture Book Cover Design Workshop
4-7PM (UK GMT)
£45 (INCLUDES booking fee)
This workshop will give you knowledge and information into creating a cover design for your book. Covers are the first thing your readers will see, and so creating a successful cover is very important.
Art director and designer Ness will guide you through the different approaches and key elements to consider that are often used when creating a cover.
Maisie will share some of her industry experiences working as an illustrator with designers on her book covers.
The workshop is split into three sections:
A lecture and Q&A session
A cover design exercise
Small group discussion
From this workshop you will:
Learn skills to move forward with your cover design
Be inspired by a variety of cover design ideas from other illustrators
Receive individual feedback on one of your cover ideas
Have the opportunity to ask two industry professionals questions
After the event you will have the opportunity to send in one picture book cover design and receive individual written feedback on this.
This workshop is open to anyone at any level. It could be your first time designing a cover, you might a student, graduate, or currently working on a project that you need cover design help with.