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How to be a graphic journalist masterclass

Saturday 14th November, 10am-4pm, Somerset House, London

The course
This day-long masterclass is for anyone with an interest in learning the fundamentals of how to be a graphic journalist and use drawing to report the news. The course will cover everything you need to know, from selecting your subject to thinking visually on location, and you will learn a number of rapid drawing techniques on the day. The day will end with a review of work and useful tips on how to present work for publication.

The class is limited to a maximum of 15 attendees.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day. Lunch will not be provided.

The course is for adults only. No particular artistic skills or previous training in art is required, but a willingness to draw is essential. Participants will be asked to draw in a number of indoor and outdoor locations in and around Somerset House, so please dress accordingly.

The tutor
Carol Adlam is a UK-based writer and illustrator who specialises in reportage artwork, graphic novels and book illustration. She’s drawn graphic journalism pieces for Delayed Gratification (some recent examples here and here) and is currently the writer and illustrator-in-residence at the University of St Andrews (2020). In 2018 she was a winner at the World Illustration Awards and from 2017-2018 she was the visiting artist at the National Archives in Kew.

Tickets cost £60 for subscribers and £90 for non-subscribers. We’ll ask for your delivery postcode to verify your subscription when you book your ticket. Click here to buy tickets


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