Portugal, Porto

Illustration

when 3 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 450

The Illustration Summer School 2017 focuses on the relation between illustration and food, exploring a variety of disciplinary intersections through visual research.

The Illustration School, based in Porto (Portugal), aims to investigate the expanded role of the illustrator as researcher, editor, publisher and working across media. The Summer 2017 edition, from the 3–14 July, focuses on the relation between illustration and food, exploring a variety of approaches to illustration and the construction of visual narratives via architecture, typography and publishing. Through a series of workshops and food-related field trips and talks in two intensive weeks, this school will expose multiple ways in which different disciplines inform each other and contribute towards the development of the practice of illustration.

The Illustration School, based in Porto (Portugal), is an international research and pedagogical platform that aims to investigate the expanded role of the illustrator as researcher, editor, publisher and working across media. Since it was founded in 2016, the school has been providing an environment to examine and explore a variety of different approaches to illustration and the construction of visual narratives, such as calligraphy, architecture, bookbinding, typography, food, collage, textile design, creative writing, printmaking and self-publishing.

With visual research at the centre of its ethos, the school invites various tutors from a diverse range of disciplines and countries, in relation to its multiple objects of study. From conferences, to workshops, seminars, field trips and debate, the courses function as residencies, with tutors adapting to the participants’ needs, education level and expertise. Since 2017, the school is based in the centre of Porto but aims to provide a decentralised education, making use of the city’s many resources and infrastructure.

Course leader

Karen Lacroix

Illustrator, designer and publisher based in Porto (Portugal) and London (UK). She has taught visual narratives since 2009 at Richmond University (UK) and works for an eclectic range of clients such as the English Touring Opera, Bright Iv

Target group

18 +

Course aim

The course will seek to build upon its previous iterations, by traveling through the city and exploring various partnerships depending on the focus of the object of research. The Botanic Garden of Porto, a hand-made chocolatier and an organic agriculture farm and producers are just a few of a list of partners that will provide a diverse range of readings and processes related to this school’s central element: food.

The tuition fees for the Illustration Summer School 2017 (Portugal) are 450€. This can be paid in full within 3 days of acceptance in the course. Or in two instalments: the first within 3 days of acceptance in the course and the second by the 3rd May 2017. The fees include all the workshops, talks, study trips and materials. Accommodation must be arranged by each participant and meals are not included. The summer school will have a maximum of 15 participants. Please contact us if you need help or advice.

Fee info

EUR 450: The tuition fees for the Illustration Summer School 2017 (Portugal) are 450€. This can be paid in full within 3 days of acceptance in the course. Or in two instalments: the first within 3 days of acceptance in the course and the second by the 3rd May 2017. The fees include all the workshops, talks, study trips and materials. Accommodation must be arranged by each participant and meals are not included. The summer school will have a maximum of 15 participants. Please contact us if you need help or advice.

Scholarships

N/A