Pleasures of Illustration with Merlin Strangeway

A weekend discovering the joys of illustration through a series of mini creative projects.

When, Where

Enjoy one of our most popular courses, compressed into a single jam-packed weekend. Award-winning illustrator and educator Merlin Strangeway will guide you through a series of mini creative projects exploring a different illustration technique in each session, from drawing to typography, printmaking to pop-up.

Ideal for both complete beginners and the experienced but curious, it’s the perfect place to meet like-minded people, explore your creative side and produce something that surprises you. No experience necessary.

About the tutor:

Merlin Strangeway 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.

Course dates:

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 December from 10am-4pm


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


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Adult ticket with gift aid£176.00 £176.00
Adult ticket£160.00 £160.00

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

- Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. All tickets sales subject to our general terms and conditions.
- This ticket entitles you to gallery entry for the duration of your House of Illustration course.
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Gift Aid

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