*COVID 19* A message from Orange Beak Studio

We hope you are all keeping well. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the virus.

Although, currently, we are unable to offer tutorials in person, we are continuing to offer our tutorials over Skype and Zoom. These tutorials follow the usual format. Offering online tutorials has always been part of our business and we’ve had great feedback from those who have had them.

In order to make your time as worthwhile as possible, we will speak with you before the tutorial over email, to get to know you better and make sure the tutorial is tailored to your needs. 

We will then look over your work and prepare before the tutorial. The sessions are 50 minutes and we will send notes to you afterwards. Our clients find these invaluable as a way to remember everything that was said and have goals to work towards. 


At Orange Beak Studio we have always prided ourselves in offering personalised feedback and focusing our sessions on you, the individual, and what you may need right now to help you acheive the goals you have. We are commited to continuing this during these difficult times.




What We Offer


For any questions or if you would like to book a place, please see our contact page to get in touch. For costs please see our fees page. To read feedback on what we do, please click here 

Tutorial Offer

We are still offering our tutorials online - we can do this over Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.
This offer is available for anyone booking a NEW tutorial and it is. . . 
Buy One Tutorial Get One Tutorial Half Price. 

The offer runs from today until the end of June 2020. When you book please mention the code OB_OFFER in your email subject line.

Maisie and Ness are the tutors for this new offer.

For all our new tutorials, beforehand, we ask for you to send us some information, so we can get to know you and your work. This helps us prepare for the session. Tony, our fabulous administrator, will send you out the relevant paperwork. The tutorial is 50 minutes, of one-to-one direct, personalised feedback, all about you and your goals. Ness and Maisie are both experienced industry professionals (with lovely zoom backdrops!)

Have you also been learning new things you want feedback on? Do you want guidance on your project, or have questions about your style, what materials are working for you, your book layouts, your cover design, a review on your portfolio, or a general “please help me with how to move forward!”, or any other creative issues, then please get in touch! As well as us preparing in advance, after your tutorial we will send written notes from our discussion so you have a record forever!


You don’t need to be NEW to Orange Beak to book this offer! And as always, any questions, let us know. You can email us here. Look forward to hopefully ‘meeting’ more of you soon.

One-to-one Tutorial

(with Pam or Ness or Maisie)  


50 minutes (plus individual written feedback) 

A one-off session to look in depth at concerns clients may have around their creative practice. This is tailored around the individual, and may include areas of development such as observational drawing, editing text and image, developing creative voice, portfolio reviews, cover design and page layout.

When you first sign up for a tutorial, we will ask you to send over some information and examples of your work in advance of the session. Full details will be sent when you sign up. This information is for us to begin to get to know you and prepare for the session together. 

Where possible our tutorials are in person, one-to-one. In circumstances where tutorials in person aren’t possible, we are happy to arrange skype tutorials.


Fee: £105*
Student fee: £95*

*See our current Buy One Tutorial Get One Tutorial Half Price Offer listed above


Set of 6 one-to-one Tutorials

(with Pam or Ness or Maisie)

50 minutes each (plus individual written feedback)

Over six sessions we will work closely with you at your own pace to focus on areas of development. In each session we will give feedback on your work, provide advice and will set targets to help keep you on track. During our friendly, nurturing sessions we will provide visual examples to help explain ideas and concepts. We will follow up each session with written feedback and proposed objectives to work on before the next meeting.

When you first sign up for a tutorial, we will ask you to send over some information and examples of your work in advance of the session. Full details will be sent when you sign up. This information is for us to begin to get to know you and prepare for the session together.

Where possible our tutorials are in person, one-to-one. In circumstances where tutorials in person aren’t possible, we are happy to arrange skype tutorials.


Fee: £580


Picture book and Fiction Editorial Feedback

(with Alice Corrie) 

These sessions are for anyone with a children’s book manuscript or story idea. This can either be for for a picture book project OR a fiction project.

During the session Alice will offer feedback on your story and answer any questions you may have about your book idea. Alice will also be able to provide notes on the publishing industry and the current market, and answer any industry related questions you may have.


Before all consultations with Alice, we will need for you to send over some information. This is so Alice can prepare for the session - getting to know a bit more about you, and reading over your story to make notes. 

We will need everyone who books a consultation to send over the following:

  • Completed sign up form (this will be emailed over to you when you book) 
  • Text with synopsis. Full text to be supplied for picture books. First 4 chapters to be supplied for fiction. 

For follow-up consultations, Alice will advise what needs to be sent in advance of the session.

How do I sign up?
There are different options for your session with Alice (in terms of the exact format of the session) If you are interested in booking, you can download our leaflet, which details everything you need to know.

 
If you then have any questions about what will be best for you, do let us know and we can offer advice. 


Fee for picturebook editing: £105*
Student fee: £95*

Fee for fiction editing: £140*
Student fee: £130*

*See our current Buy One Tutorial Get One Tutorial Half Price Offer listed above



One-to-one consultation on contracts, offers and terms 

(with Alice Corrie) 

50 minute maximum skype call (plus notes with any reccomendations)

Need help to understand publisher's terms, contracts or offers? Orange Beak are happy to offer advice on the more formal aspects of life as an illustrator with our new associate, Alice Corrie, who is an experienced editor and publishing professional. If you would like some guidance on understanding whether a publisher's contract is good for you and is in line with industry standards do get in touch and see if a session with Alice would be useful.
 
Fee: £105*
Student fee: £95*

*This is dependant on the complexity of your enquiry. Alice will advise on this when you sign up.





Upcoming Events/Workshops




London Tutorials


Very close to Highbury and Islington Station
We will list a new date as soon is possible! 

Orange Beak Studio are coming to London. We will be in a space near Highbury and Islington. All three tutors will be there to offer one to one sessions.

One-to-one session
50 minutes
A one-off session to look in depth at concerns clients may have around their creative practice. This is tailored around the individual, and may include areas of development such as observational drawing, editing text and image, developing creative voice, portfolio reviews, cover design and page layout.


Fee: £105
Student Fee: £95


Learn to home screenprint with Pam Smy


Cambridge
Half day workshop

New dates tbc soon

This workshop books up quickly. If you can’t make the above dates, or they are full, and you would like to put your name down for the next dates available, then get in touch at orangebeakstudio@gmail.com

Do you want to learn how to screenprint, but don't have access to a print room locally? If so, you may find this workshop on how to screenprint from home useful. Using a technique of drawing directly onto the screen (not with stencils or photo exposure) Pam Smy will take you through the process and help you produce a 2 colour screen print in a few hours.

Materials and paper supplied - all you need to bring along to our Cambridge studio is a design of your own to work from. If you are interested, get in touch with us at orangebeakstudio@gmail.com

Limited to four spaces
Fee: £150


Past Events










We offer other events that are not currently running.


If you are interested in Orange Beak Studio speaking at your event/conference or running a workshop, then please get in touch at orangebeakstudio@gmail.com

Some examples of our past events include...


Developing Characters from ObservationThis workshop will introduce you to ways to take your observational drawings of people and develop their characters and find out their stories.This workshop is for anyone who interested in learning more about character development, imaginative drawing and using character as a way to tell stories.

From Observation to Imagination Part One & Two A two part workshop focusing on introducing you to ways of beginning to link your observational drawing to your imaginative studio work.

Photoshop for Illustrators (Absolute Beginners) A workshop to cover the basics of photoshop.

Portfolio Surgery
This event begins with a talk and Q&A about preparing your portfolio, and advice on industry meetings. This is followed by individual portfolio reviews. 

3 Day Picturebook Workshops, Cambridge This workshop covers, what we believe, are the essentials to help you make—or continue to develop—your successful picturebook. The three days will include talks about discovering your inspirations and creative voice, design, typography and the environment. There will be an exercise about character and a chance to experiment with a wide range of materials. You will also have two individual tutorials, with written feedback about your work.

Observational Drawing Days, Cambridge
A one day, on-location workshop in and around Cambridge. The workshop focuses on sharing the key skills we believe you may need to improve your observational drawing. There are various different drawing excercises throughout the day, as well as one-to-one feedback and a group review.

Cover Design Workshops with Ness Wood This two-and-a-half hour session includes a talk about successful cover design and a two hour hands-on studio session to help you work on your own book covers, with guidance from Ness.


Children’s Book Illustration Retreat, DevonIn August 2018, we organised and hosted our first illustration retreat—a five-day event held in a convert farmhouse in Devon. The clients had quiet time during the day to work on their books, writing and drawing, supplemented with a one-to-one tutorial each day from either Pam, Ness or Maisie. The evenings offered the chance for the whole group to get together, as we hosted talks and activities each night.

Picturehooks Conference, 2018, Middlesborough
We spoke at the annual Picturehooks Conference about design, drawing and character. 

SCBWI Weekend Retreat, Worcestershire We were invited to be the 2018 tutors at SCBWI’s weekend retreat. We delivered talks on character, environment, cover design in addition to organising and leading various workshops. We also had one-to-one tutorials with SCBWI illustrators, giving individual feedback on their work.

Two Day Picturebook Workshop at The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth