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Pathways Plus

Full Course Package

The Full Course Package enables you to attend all Masterclasses, Short Courses and Professional Development Events included in following three modules:

  • Module One: Developing Your Characters
    • Bringing Characters to Life
    • Illustrating People
    • Illustrating Animals
    • Creating Visual Sequences with Characters
  • Module Two: Developing Your Stories and Pictures 
    • Evolving Concepts Into Stories
    • Developing Sequential Narratives
    • Working with Writers
    • Illustrating Place and Atmosphere
    • Working with Colour
    • Typography and Fonts
    • Cover Illustration
  • Module Three: Developing Your Books and Pitching Your Stories
    • Picture Books
    • Comics
    • Illustrated Fiction
    • Illustrated Non-Fiction
    • Picture Book Weekender
    • Comics Weekender
    • Building a Portfolio and Digital Profile
    • Meet the Agents, Editors and Art Directors


We are offering a Hybrid Course and an Online Course. The Hybrid Course can be attended online or in person. The Online Course can only be attended online.


From: £291.50 / month


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If you are interested in paying in instalments, please get in touch with us on info@pop-up.org.uk.

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This was definitely the best, and most inspiring course that I have participated in over the years!

Having that author/illustrator and art director insight was the best thing.

A great opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas.

About Pathways Plus

Pathways Plus is a series of Masterclasses and Short Courses for all aspiring illustrators, delivered by award-winning illustrators and highly-experienced children’s book publishers. The courses provide an amazing opportunity to learn how to illustrate children’s books from the best in the industry as well as giving participants a real insight into the world of children’s publishing.

Pathways Plus courses can be taken as one-offs or as a package and have been developed by the same team who created Pathways Into Children’s Publishing, a unique, highly-acclaimed two-year professional training programme for aspiring and emerging illustrators.

All Pathways Plus courses involve:

  • professional advice
  • shared insights and experiences
  • practical tasks
  • creative guidance
  • resource-sharing
  • interaction with tutors and participants
  • critical feedback

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