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 please click here 

General

One-to-one Tutorial

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.

Where possible our tutorials are in person, one-to-one. In some circumstances we are happy to discuss arranging skype tutorials. 


Fee: £95
Student fee: £80

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


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: £95*
Student fee: £80*

* This is dependant on the complexity of your enquiry 

 

Set of 6 one-to-one Tutorials

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. 

Where possible our tutorials are in person, one-to-one. In some circumstances we are happy to discess arranging skype tutorials.


Fee: £525.00


Upcoming Events

Tips for Survival in The World of Illustration 

The Balanced Creative

The Art House, University of Worcester, Castle Street, Worcester, WR1 3ZQ
9.30-5pm
21st September 2019

Picture Hooks and Orange Beak have teamed up to bring you an exciting day full of tips and techniques to demystify the world of children’s illustration and maximise your creative potential.
In the morning, leading experts from the world of publishing will talk about the working life of an illustrator, explain how illustrators are commissioned, how the publishing process works and run practical workshops to develop your style.

Life as an illustrator can be difficult, lonely and mind boggling, so looking after your mental health is key. The afternoon will focus on tips to help you find a balance, introducing ideas around building a valuable support system and further suggestions to help you to enjoy your life as an illustrator.


There will be lots of time for networking throughout the day. Please note the ticket cost does not include lunch so bring a packed lunch or avail of the numerous local cafes.

Book tickets through the eventbrite page here

Fee:    £45 Early Bird Full Price Ticket*    
           £40 Early Bird Student Ticket*

*Early Bird Tickets Available from 22nd July - 22nd August

       £50 Regular Full Price Ticket   
           £45 Regular Full Price Ticket


London Tutorials


Very close to Highbury and Islington Station
16th November 2019

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: £95
Student Fee: £80


Learn to home screenprint with Pam Smy


Cambridge
Half day workshop

This workshop books up very quickly. If 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


Photoshop for Absolute Beginners


Manchester
2nd October 2019
12-4pm

Would you like to be able to scan your artwork, clear up basic mistakes, adjust the colours and prepare files to send to a publisher or upload on social media?
This workshop will cover all of this, and include resources with notes from the workshop to take away. 

Sign up by emailing:
orangebeakstudio@gmail.com

Limited to four spaces
Fee: £150

*You will need to bring a laptop with a current version of photoshop on it*

Orange Beak’s Summer Retreat


Suffolk, UK
6 Day Retreat
24th - 30th August 2019

*There is one space now available for this year’s retreat.*


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