Masterclass: Illustrating Animals

A full-day workshop with illustrator Sion Ap Tomos.

When, Where

Get a bite-size one-day taster of our popular Illustrating Animals course with illustrator and educator Sion Ap Tomos.

Working from extensive photographic reference, you’ll get to grips with the basic anatomy of mammals, developing your understanding of animal form through collage and drawing.

In the first part of the session, you’ll be experimenting with colour and texture in your collages. Afterwards you’ll move on to drawing, balancing the often competing requirements of both depicting anatomy accurately and at the same time capturing a sense of life and movement.

No need to bring anything – all materials provided by House of Illustration.

Please note: this masterclass is for those aged 18+ only.

About the tutor:

Sion Ap Tomos has been drawing, illustrating and teaching for over 20 years, with extensive experience illustrating animals. He is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art.

Feedback for Sion’s previous courses:

Really well-planned lesson and  structure with just the right amount of talk and practical exercises so you don’t feel daunted.

Any questions? Please check our FAQs.

This event was postponed from 20 June 2020.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Adult with Gift Aid£55.00 £55.00
Adult£50.00 £50.00
Concession/Friend with Gift Aid£49.50 £49.50
Concession/Friend£45.00 £45.00

Tickets are non-refundable. Aged 18+ only.

Your ticket entitles you to House of Illustration entry on the day of the masterclass.

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Gift Aid

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