What We Offer


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General


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.
 
Set of 6 one-to-one sessions
50 minutes each

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.  

Upcoming Events

Orange Beak Illustration Retreat

Five Day Retreat (27th-31st August)

See our seperate page on the website, Orange Beak Illustration Retreat for full details. 

If you would express interest and recieve an email with all the details for the retreat, please email us at orangebeakstudio@gmail.com



SOLD OUT!

13th-16th July
SCBWI with Orange Beak Picturebook Retreat 

We are very happy to announce that we will be at this years SCBWI illustration retreat from 13th - 16th July. 

NEW! Booking now!

19th May
Orange Beak Studio at Picturehooks 2018


We will be taking part in the Picturehooks conference this year, which is held at Middlesborough Central Library. 

Information from Picturehooks about the conference:

Picture Hooks presents its annual conference for illustrators, now in its fifth year, hosted by the Central Library in Middlesbrough.

This is a great opportunity for emerging illustrators and graduates to get an insider’s view into the picture book industry, with illuminating talks from leading publishing experts and agents. We are joined this year by Deidre McDermott, Picture Book Publisher and Creative Director at Walker Books and Sarah Lawrence from Seven Stories in Newcastle. Our key note speaker is award-winning illustrator Chris Mould, and the conference will also feature break out sessions with the team at Orange Beak Studio – award winning illustrators Maisie Shearring and Pam Smy, and designer Ness Wood. We will end the day with a discussion on the financial deal – so lots of information for any aspiring picture book illustrator.

Tickets are priced between £35-£60.
You can book tickets for the conference here (there are some earlybird discounted tickets currently available!)


NEW DATES! Booking now! 

Sunday 13th May (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 1st July  (SOLD OUT)

More dates coming soon, if you’d like to put your name down for the next dates, then get in touch at orangebeakstudio@gmail.com

Learn to home screenprint with Pam Smy

Do you want to learn how to screenprint, but don't have access to a print room locally? If so, you may find this half day 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.

There are two sessions available - one making a print in flat, opaque colour, and the second developing a print using two overlapping transparent colours. 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 in either or both, get in touch with us at orangebeakstudio@gmail.com

Fee £125 per morning

   

Past Events


17th-19th November (inc) 2017 Picturebook Workshop
10am-4pm
(Limited to 6 places)

A three day workshop combining individual feedback on your existing picturebook project with exercises to help you develop skills necessary for successful picturebook making.
   
9th December 2017
21st Apirl 2018 
12-5pm


London tutorials
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.
20 January 2018
One day workshop
Location Drawing

A one-day tutored drawing session out and about in Cambridge. This workshop seeks to address each participant's particular concerns over aspects of location drawing through one-to-one feedback in this beautiful city.

We will follow up the session with written feedback and proposed objectives for you to continue working on.
Sunday 4th March 2018
Cover Design Workshop with Ness Wood
10.30-1pm


Learn to judge a book by its cover in this workshop with Ness Wood. Ness has worked on covers for all ages and genres of books, and is sharing over 20 years publishing experience to help you develop book covers that will catch the eye of potential publishers and book buyers. This two and a half hour session will include 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.

So get in touch with us at orangebeakstudio@gmail.com if you want to develop skills and ways of thinking about your book cover and are interested in learning:

How to choose the most suitable image to help your book stand out amongst all the others on the shelf

How to get the balance between your image and type

How to chose typefaces that reflect the content and feel of your book

How to go about arranging and editing your cover ideas

Bring your laptop and any image to work with or any cover work already created.


Fee £125