The Wonderful World of Non-Fiction Illustration: A Masterclass for Illustrators

A unique collaboration between House of Illustration and the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators.

When, Where

Join author and illustrator Helen Ward and art director Nghiem Ta for this special one-off event for illustrators both published and unpublished. 

Delivered in partnership with the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators, this afternoon masterclass will introduce you to non-fiction illustration, walk you through the processes to do it successfully and allow you to receive feedback on your work from industry professionals.

Non-fiction illustration has a long history and encompasses a wide variety of styles and techniques. The clarity of illustration has always made it a natural bedfellow for non-fiction and contemporary forms are more exciting than ever, bringing science, biography, technology, art and difficult topics together. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to find out if this kind of work might be for you.

Participants are also invited to take part in an optional challenge to create a double-page spread.

About the tutors:

Helen Ward is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed author and illustrator with a longstanding interest in natural history, both real and imagined. She graduated from Brighton Polytechnic with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration.

Nghiem Ta is an award-winning art director at Walker Books Publishing. She oversaw the hugely successful Ology series which has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. She graduated from Buckinghamshire New University with a degree in Graphic  Design and Advertising and has worked for publishers and freelance as a paper engineer, digital content coordinator and designer.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Non-members with gift aid£49.50 £49.50
Non-members£45.00 £45.00
House of Illustration, SCBWI and AOI members with gift aid£44.00 £44.00
House of Illustration, SCBWI and AOI members£40.00 £40.00

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- This ticket entitles you to gallery entry on the day of your House of Illustration workshop.
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