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SOLD OUT: Planning a Non-Fiction Picture Book

Online workshop for adults
13 May 2023
Saturday, 13:00

Learn how to display non-fiction information in an engaging way at this online workshop with illustrator Owen Davey. You’ll design a page in a non-fiction book that works on a technical and practical level, but looks great at the same time.

Owen will guide you through the research, preparation, composition and drafting that goes into a successful non-fiction book. While this workshop is focused on non-fiction, it will be full of transferable skills and tools that can be applied to a wide range of illustration projects.

Content page from Obsessive about Octopuses featuring a colourful image of an octopus against a blue backdrop, next to the contents list

About Owen

Owen Davey is an award-winning illustrator who has worked with clients including Lego, WWF and National Geographic. He is the lead illustrator on the award-winning app Two Dots. His picture books have been published in over 17 languages. His Fanatical About Frogs book was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards and longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 2020.

What our students say

“Owen was generous with the details about his process. I loved seeing his work and the work of others he admires. I also appreciated hearing about how he connected with his clients and agents.”

“A worthwhile investment”

“Owen gave valuable thought provoking feedback which challenged me to improve and develop.”

“A good balance between lecture-style content, feedback and time to work on our own projects with Owen there as a guide”

“I've made quite a big leap forward in understanding where I am going!”

Book covers by Owen, published by Flying Eye Books