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Picture Book Illustration with Clive McFarland
Pop Up Projects

Opportunity closes: 10th Jul 2022
Type: Workshop
Based: Scotland

Website: pop-up.org.uk
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Join our FREE picture book course for young LGBTQ+ illustrators with author Clive McFarland.

In this course, you will learn how to illustrate picture books for children from experienced picture book author Clive McFarland in a 6-day residency held at Glasgow Zine Library.

This opportunity is open to people who identify as LGBTQ+, aged 18-26, who are passionate about visual storytelling and picture-book illustration.

Clive will guide participants through the process of developing their own picture book idea, including learning how to create a picture book pitch. The course will be focusing on creating joyful queer stories, crafting fictional characters and narratives while also demystifying the publishing process.

In keeping with the ethos of Glasgow Zine Library, it will be hands-on process, with practical creating, working in sketchbooks, and developing ideas in a relaxed studio environment.

Clive McFarland is a children's book author and illustrator. He was raised in County Tyrone before studying art in Derry and Liverpool. His first and second picture-books were shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards. A Bed for Bear was a Kids’ Indie Next List Top Ten, and One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me! was chosen for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Clive's clients include HarperCollins, Penguin US, Templar, Froebel South Korea, and Marks & Spencer.

Find out more about Pop Up's Rainbow Library project HERE.

How To Apply

For more info, email [email protected] - or grab your free ticket via Eventbrite.