19 March 2014

Visiting Lecturer: Claudia Boldt & Loop Magazine

It's been a real pleasure having author and illustrator Claudia Boldt in the studio with us this week! Claudia talked about the children's books she has created with Tate Publishing and Random House among others, and was very kind to share some of her initial drafts and mock-up books with the students - always great to see the process leading to the final piece!

She also spoke about starting Loop Magazine, a really interesting publication for inquisitive children, with articles, games and playful 'how to' pages.  As one of the publishers, she set an exciting live brief for the second year students and it was great to see some initial ideas already forming on the day!

7 March 2014


The second year students have been cutting, stitching and glueing away during this more advanced bookmaking workshop. After having constructed pamphlets, concertina booklets and perfect bound books, they are now mastering the hard-back!

5 March 2014

Talk by Robert Sae-Heng

UCA Illustration graduate Robert Sae-Heng spoke to the 3rd year illustrators about professional life after college and self-promotion. Robert's work can be found in many different formats, including books, magazines, murals, cards and wrapping paper.

His advice to current students:

Check more of Robert's amazing drawings at http://robertsae-heng.co.uk

Recent Graduate - Natalie Charles

Well done to last year's Illustration graduate Natalie Charles for being part of Screentest 2014 Festival!

Natalie's film has been selected for the 10th annual festival which takes place in the London South Bank University between the 21st and 23rd of March.

The narrative unravels in a North London townhouse, rented to immigrants that had difficulty finding housing.