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 

General

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


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


Editorial Feedback

(with Alice Corrie) 

These sessions are for anyone with a children’s book manuscript or story idea. 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.

There are different options for your session with Alice, if you have any questions about what will be best for you, do let us know and we can help.

Picture Book Editorial Feedback


Consultation (with Skype)


20 minute Skype call to discuss one picture book text up to 1,000 words (or a re-write of a picture book text following a previous consultation)

Bullet pointed notes following skype, with guidance and direction with ideas of what to do next.

Transcript of skype call (using Otter) 

If your first consultation, Alice will also supply general notes regarding publishing & picture books where relevant.

Fee: £105
Student fee: £95

Additional consultation and notes on subsequent drafts is also available at £45 per hour. (No student discount on the hourly rates)

Consultation (with no Skype)


You will receive detailed written feedback via email on 1 picture book text up to 1000 words (or a re-write of a picture book text following a previous consultation)

If your first consultation, Alice will also supply general notes regarding publishing & picture books where relevant.

Fee: £105
Student fee: £95

Additional consultation and notes on subsequent drafts is also available at £45 per hour. (No student discount on the hourly rates)

Fiction Editorial Feedback


Consultation (with Skype)


20 minute Skype call to discuss the sample chapters and overall idea for one book (or revisions following a previous consultation). 

Bullet pointed notes following skype, with guidance and direction with ideas of what to do next.

Transcript of skype call (using Otter)

If your first consultation, Alice will also supply general notes regarding publishing & fiction where relevant.

Fee: £140
Student fee: £130

Additional consultation and notes on subsequent drafts is also available at £45 per hour. (No student discount on the hourly rates)

Consultation (with no Skype)


You will receive detailed written feedback via email on the proposal and chapters for one book that you have sent via email (or notes on latest draft following a previous consultation)

If your first consultation, Alice will also supply general notes regarding publishing, picture books & fiction where relevant.

Fee: £140
Student fee: £130

Additional consultation and notes on subsequent drafts is also available at £45 per hour. (No student discount on the hourly rates)


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
15th February 2020 *Maisie & Ness only

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