Children's Book Illustration Summer School

Continuing Professional Development (short course)


6 days


Discover what makes an effective picture book for children and practice making your own, with our six-day summer school at Cambridge School of Art.

Full description

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in children's illustration, in children's books and in creating a picture book over a week.


Dates for 2020 to be confirmed.

Where you'll study

Your department and faculty

At Cambridge School of Art, we combine the traditions of our past with the possibilities afforded by the latest technologies.

Using our expertise and connections in Cambridge and beyond, we nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking to empower the makers and creators of the future.

Our academics excel at both practice and theory, making a real impact in their chosen fields, whether they are curating exhibitions, designing book covers or photographing communities in Africa. They are also regularly published in catalogues, books, journals and conference papers, their research classed as being of ‘international standing’, with some elements ‘world-leading’, in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

CPD 18-19


Accommodation costs (optional) for 7 nights


Funding/discounts/concessions not available for this course

£100 non-refundable for cancellations

Contact details

For general enquiries about the Summer School, please email

For particular enquiries about course content, please email

Entry requirements

All you'll need is an interest in children's illustration, and in books, and in creating your own picture book over a week!

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