Falmouth Students Visit Walkers Books and Transworld

Every year Louise Power at Walker Books is kind enough to present to twenty Falmouth illustration students, outlining the process of developing a Childrens picture book. Her advice is invaluable in helping students understand what is required from a successful picture book. We are also grateful to her looking at and giving feedback on a number of Level three dummy books that Sue Clarke brought up from Falmouth for the visit.

Louise Power at Walker Books

Louise Power at Walker Books

Later in the day Nigel took 8 students to see Margaret Hope at Transworld Childrens Books. Margaret explained the international co-edition principal for funding the publication of picture books and also gave an insight into potential of teen fiction as an outlet for our students. A really useful visit…

Margaret Hope at Transworld

Margaret Hope at Transworld

Students talking to art directors at Transworld

Students talking to art directors at Transworld

Falmouth Students visit The Folio Society

Ten Falmouth Illustration students visited The Folio Society yesterday. Art Director Sheri Gee gave the students a warm welcome before taking them through the commissioning process. The students asked excellent questions and got a lot out of the visit and left the visit inspired. Previous Falmouth students that have been commissioned by The Folio Society include Finn Campbell-Notman and James Boswell.

Sheri Gee talking to Falmouth illustration students

Sheri Gee talking to Falmouth illustration students

Falmouth Illustration takes part in summer school.

Falmouth university has been hosting workshops this week for A’level students with aview to giving them a insight into what it is like to study at an institution like Falmouth. The illustration department hosted 19 students during a 2 hour workshop in the morning. The session started with an overview of the subject of illustration and review of some professional portfolios. The students asked some really insightful and intelligent questions. We then continued with a  mind mapping exercise before moving onto the classic  ‘Exquisite Corpse’ exercise. This always a fun session but has serious intentions. Through using their mind mapped ideas they were able to develop strong themed solutions. After coffee, the ‘corpses’ were revealed and the morning moved into media experimentation. The session was a lot of fun. We’d like to thank Natalie Hayes for jointly running the session, the student ambassadors for helping out and of course to the students who we hope got something useful out of the experience.

Falmouth summer School 2014

Falmouth summer School 2014

Falmouth summer School 2014

Falmouth summer School 2014