CPD and short courses (short course)
Register your interest for the 2024 summer school below, and follow us on Instagram @csapicturebooksummerschool.
Join our Writing, Illustrating and Designing for Picturebooks Summer School and learn from the world-leading MA Children’s Book Illustration team and international experts.
Do you have a passion for picturebooks? Are you looking for a change in career? Would you love to create your very own picturebook in just one week? Need expert advice to polish an existing dummy book? Perhaps you are an established illustrator but want to enhance your writing skills? If so, this the course for you.
Packed with one-to-one tutorials, lectures and knowledge from industry professionals on what you will need to get started, to move forwards with your own work or change direction. You’ll get to explore picturebook making in a supportive, open and friendly studio environment.
If you are considering studying on the Cambridge School of Art MA Children's Book Illustration, this Summer School is the perfect taster to experience the collaborative, creative experience the course offers.
The advanced group is right for you if:
2024 dates TBC.
Please make your own arrangements regarding accommodation. There are a number of options located near ARU to suit a range of budgets.
The Travelodge on Newmarket Road, Cambridge, is a 5-10 minute walk from our campus.
Our campus address is East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT.
At Cambridge School of Art, we combine the traditions of our past with the possibilities afforded by the latest technologies.
Using our expertise and connections in Cambridge and beyond, we nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking to empower the makers and creators of the future.
Our academics excel at both practice and theory, making a real impact in their chosen fields, whether they are curating exhibitions, designing book covers or photographing communities in Africa. They are also regularly published in catalogues, books, journals and conference papers, their research classed as being of ‘international standing’, with some elements ‘world-leading’, in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.
Three-day Writing for Picturebooks Summer School: £360 / £324 with student discount
Five-day Illustrating for Picturebooks Summer School (Main Group): £600 / £540 with student discount
Five-day Illustrating for Picturebooks Summer School (Advanced Group): £650 / £585 with student discount
Two-day Designing for Picturebooks Summer School: £240 / £216 with student discount
Ten-day Writing, Illustrating (Main Group) and Designing for Picturebooks Summer School: £1,100 / £990 with student discount
Ten-day Writing, Illustrating (Advanced Group) and Designing for Picturebooks Summer School: £1,150 / £1,035 with student discount
Register your interest below to find out more about the Summer School when details are confirmed.
You will need to be over 18 years and have an interest in children’s illustration and a passion for picturebooks.
As this track is limited to ten participants, applicants will need to the email the following to [email protected]:
Those not accepted onto this track will be invited to join the Main Group.
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