Online Course: Pleasures of Illustration

Discover the joys of illustration through a series of mini creative projects over 4 weeks on Zoom – part of our online courses pilot programme.

When, Where

  • Zoom

One of our most popular courses is back again – and this time it's entirely online. Join award-winning illustrator and educator Merlin Evans for a fun and gentle introduction to illustration.

You’ll work through a series of mini creative projects over four weeks beginning on Monday 14 September, exploring a different technique in each session, from drawing to typography, printmaking to pop-up.

While our building remains closed, we're delighted to be able to offer this masterclass online as part of our remote learning pilot programme, with one-off discounted prices.

You will need: Materials list coming soon. Participants will receive handouts a week before the course start date and login details the day before.

Experience: No prior experience needed.

About the tutor:

Merlin Evans is an award-winning illustrator, scribe and educator who’s been teaching at House of Illustration since 2011. Passionate about using the arts as a tool for social engagement and change, she believes that everyone has the ability to make beautiful illustrations.

Merlin specialises in scientific illustration, and currently holds the post of Medical Illustrator in Residence at Guy’s Pathology Museum, Kings College, London. She has lectured internationally and taught at numerous art colleges, schools and universities across the UK.

Selected previous clients include Tate Modern, The British Library, The Design Museum, Central Saint Martins, NHS, John Lewis, Bloomsbury Books, Latitude Festival and Time Out.

Feedback from Merlin's previous courses:

"Merlin was a fantastic tutor and managed to fit in a load of content without it feeling rushed. Thanks!"

"The tutor was fantastic – very focused, helpful, engaging and enthusiastic."

"Merlin you were a fantastic tutor; clear, inspiring and supportive. I found the course a great fit for what I was hoping to achieve and am quietly confident I’ll be making time for the pleasures of illustration in weekly living from hereon-in. Thank you."

Course dates and booking:

This course runs for 4 weeks: Mondays 14 September – 5 October 2020 from 6.30-8.30pm.

The price refers to the whole course, not individual sessions.

Please note: Your ticket confirmation will go to the email address linked to your Paypal account. Please email from your contact email address if this is different to the one linked to your Paypal account.

Online course and masterclasses have been developed with Art Fund support.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Full Course: Pilot Programme Reduced-Price Ticket£120.00 £120.00

Tickets are non-refundable. Aged 18+ only.

Your ticket confirmation email may go to the email address linked to your Paypal account. Please contact if you do not receive it.

Tickets are subject to our general terms and conditions.