Society of
Children's Book Writers
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Illustrator Masterclass: Art Director’s Brief with Egmont

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Date(s) - 12/10/2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

House of Illustration
2 Granary Square - London, N1C 4BH

Artist Director’s Brief with Tiffany Leeson

Egmont Publishing

This year’s Art Director’s brief offers a possibility for illustrating a reprint of a classic!

Please note that the participating illustrators for feedback has now been filled! All bookings after 7 July 2019 will be for attending the 12 October 2019 only.

Our annual masterclass this year introduces a wonderful opportunity from Egmont. A lucky illustrator will be invited to a portfolio review and may be chosen to illustrate a reprint of a loved classic. Due to the nature of this brief, it will not be published on this site and instead will be sent to the first 15 illustrators who book.

As in the past, participating illustrators submit roughs in response to the brief and apply the feedback given by the art director to final final pieces. All finals will be featured for more comment by the art director on the day of the workshop. Please be aware that due to the nature of this type of workshop, numbers will be capped for the feedback portion of the masterclass. The ‘on the day’ portion of the Masterclass will be open to bookings past the deadline for the first 15 illustrators.


Read the detailed brief carefully when you receive it upon booking and pay close attention to the deadline for first roughs.

9 August 2019 – Submit your roughs to by midnight. Please include a sample of past artwork to show how your work. Remember that your rough is just that, a rough, though it does need to be readable.

9 September 2019Tiffany Leeson will look over your submissions during August. Your feedback will come back to you by the 9 September 2019 in written form with possible references for you to look further into to apply to the final stage.

12 October 2019 – Apply the feedback given you and bring your finished spreads to the Masterclass!

The feedback section of this Masterclass is capped at 15 illustrators. Bookings will still be open for attendance on the day to be part of the final feedback session and to ask your questions to Tiffany Leeson about working with an art director, submissions that stand out and Egmont Publishing.