Weekend Course: Pleasures of Illustration

A weekend discovering the joys of illustration – back by popular demand!

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.

The January edition sold out in record time so book fast to secure your spot!

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 and booking:

This course runs over 1 weekend: Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 October, 10am-4pm.

To book, please select the start date from the drop-down menu below. The price refers to the whole course, not individual sessions.  This course is for those aged 18+ only.

Any questions? Please check our FAQs.

This event was postponed from 4-5 April 2020.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Full course with Gift Aid£187.00 £187.00
Full course£170.00 £170.00

Tickets are non-refundable. Aged 18+ only.

The price refers to the whole course, not to individual sessions, and entitles you to House of Illustration entry for the duration of the course.

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

Tickets are subject to our general terms and conditions.

Gift Aid

The Gift Aid price includes a voluntary 10% donation which allows us to claim back 25% of the total price paid. This small donation makes a huge difference to a charity like ours which receives no public funding – thank you! UK taxpayers only. Find out more at our Gift Aid page.