Reference Construction for Creative Illustration with Concept Illustrator Toya Walker

A brand new four-week course providing you with the tools to develop your own reference imagery

When, Where

Learn to create more imaginative, realistic or convincing illustrations with concept and storyboard illustrator Toya Walker. The tools we develop in class will be applicable to a wide range of illustration styles and uses and will be rooted in practical and commercial applications such as concept art or book illustration.

Each week we'll focus on different approaches, from collage, observational drawing, model making and photography, linking what we're doing in the studio with the work of illustrators who work in those ways.

This course is ideal for illustrators looking for new inspiration for tackling tricky commissions. A range of mini projects will allow participants to apply the skills we gather to a choice of briefs, so that you can start to incorporate these new ways of working into your existing practice.

About the tutor

Toya Walker is a Jerwood Prize-shortlisted artist and illustrator who graduated in painting from Edinburgh College of Art. Her illustrations reflect her joy in the tactile process of making. Primarily producing concept art for the advertising  and communications industry, she also makes work for science and education projects. Toya balances her illustration work with involvement in art education and has been working with House of Illustration since 2009. Find out more on Toya's website

Course details:

Time: 7 - 9.30pm
Dates: Mondays 4 June - 25 June 2018 

£160 paid in advance, non-refundable

How to book your place:

To book, please purchase your ticket below.  To enable us to contact you about the course we also need you to fill in the enrolment form (please download below) and return it to:


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