Online Summer School: The Art of Sketchbooks

Make your own sketchbook from scratch then fill it with a range of illustration techniques on this week-long summer school.

When, Where

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Join award-winning illustrator and educator Merlin Evans for a week exploring the creative possibilities of the sketchbook.

You’ll get stuck in to a wide range of artistic techniques and use them to document thoughts, feelings and interests in your handmade sketchbooks. This playful summer school is for everyone, whether you’re beginning your first ever sketchbook journey or looking for inspiration to reignite your existing practice.

Class times

Live classes take place each day in the mornings, 10am-12pm, and afternoons, 3-5pm BST.

Experience needed

No prior experience needed.

Need to know

Download and read the Essential Information for more information about what the course involves, how it works and what materials you’ll need, and the Guidance for Participants for further information.

About the tutor

Merlin Evans is an award-winning illustrator, scribe and educator who’s been teaching at House of Illustration since 2011. Merlin specialises in scientific illustration, and currently holds the post of Medical Illustrator in Residence at the Centre of Performance Science, run by Royal College of Music and Imperial 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.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Full online summer school with donation£467.50 £467.50
Full online summer school without donation£425.00 £425.00

Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and subject to our general terms and conditions. Age 18+ only.

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