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The Illustori Academy of Picture Book Making

Adrienne Geoghegan The iLLUSTORi Academy 4 Provost Row Palatine Square, Dublin City North, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D07Y7K8

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Adrienne Geoghegan’s Visual Art Boot Camps were established in 2008.  Adrienne had worked teaching illustration in the visual communication undergraduate course at TU Grangegorman and children’s picture book illustration and writing at Independent Colleges.


When she moved on,  many past students and other interested creatives expressed an interest in the creative and inspiring courses that Adrienne had designed. This interest arose as a result of the success of Adrienne’s previous tutoring and courses, plus a lack of access to evening courses that suited working hours and personal circumstances.

After searching for an inspiring and art-friendly environment, Adrienne was delighted to find The Garden Art Room in The Carmelite Centre on Aungier Street, in the heart of Dublin City, a mere five minutes stroll from St Stephen’s Green.

Since the pandemic all of Adrienne’s courses have gone online via Zoom. Courses are monthly and have a capacity of 15 per class.

Beginners to Intermediate from April 2021 and

Follow-On Advanced from May 2021

You can also avail of one to one coaching and mentoring with Adrienne online via Zoom at a time convenient to suit your needs.

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A Picture Book Illustration & Writing Beginners to Intermediate Workshop (April 19th -23rd)

Beginners to Intermediate Picture Book course in 2021! Whether you are a complete beginner, have some experience in visual arts or children’s literature, or have a picture book idea or work in progress that you need help with, The Illustori Academy has an illustration course to suit your needs. If you prefer a one-to-one coaching…

Follow-On Picture Book Illustration & Writing Course (May 24th-28th)

Enquire or book this Follow-On Picture Book Course today! Have you have previously participated in a course or a one to one mentoring session with Adrienne?  Perhaps you have participated in one of Adrienne’s  Picture Book Camp or Illustration Boot Camps in the Carmelite Centre from 2008 – 2020? Or maybe you attended Adrienne’s course…

Picture Book Writing & Illustration: One to One Coaching and Mentoring

Time: mutually agreed to suit Location: Online (Zoom) Capacity: one to one Cost €100 per hour or part thereof. Do you have a picture book idea, characters you’d love to develop, or a story text that needs further development? Or, perhaps you need mentoring and advice to create a professional-looking illustration portfolio. And if picture books…

Comments, Questions & Reviews

  1. Endless Creativity and Positive Approach
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 1:45 pm

    The course covers everything you need to know from that first
    thought to print. I would highly recommend it. I had always
    loved to draw, having studied graphic design in college, but
    had fallen out of practice. I signed up for Adrienne’s Illustration
    Boot Camp for 2015-2016 and found the variety and open nature
    of the course projects and being guided by Adrienne’s technical
    knowledge, endless creativity and positive approach were exactly
    what I needed to get drawing and painting again. I enjoyed the
    positive atmosphere of the course so much I signed up for the
    Picture Book Boot Camp the following year
    -Dave McGrath.

  2. Big thanks from me I’m loving it
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I joined Adrienne’s class to reignite my creativity, as a graphic
    designer my work is entirely on computer and it has been
    incredibly refreshing to be challenged to create in so many
    mediums, Adrienne has pushed us all individually to explore our
    own styles and jump outside our comfort zone, the class is a
    supportive creative environment in which to grow at your own
    pace, with the guidance of a professional who is generous with
    her tips and feedback and wonderfully encouraging. I feel I’ve
    gained a lot of insight into producing professional polished and
    individual illustration work and it has also had a really positive
    effect on my work as a designer. Big thanks from me I’m loving it!
    -Alison Watson, Graphic Designer

  3. I honestly can't believe how much my drawing skills have improved
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 1:52 pm

    “This is a brilliant course! I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills. I work full-time as a graphic designer but was longing to get away from the computer and start drawing and painting again – something I hadn’t done since Art College many years ago. Adrienne is a fantastic teacher; she has introduced us to a vast range of different materials and techniques. The weekly tasks force you to use your imagination and unleash your creativity to its full potential. You are gradually building up a collection of self-promotional illustrative work of a really high professional standard and the end of year exhibition gives you a chance to showcase your work and network with potential clients and the Irish illustration/artist community. I honestly can’t believe how much my drawing skills have improved since I started this course and it has helped me create my own personal and unique style. I’m absolutely chuffed!” Michelle Hedberg, Graphic Designer / Illustrator

  4. A fantastic way of escaping a state of artistic un-productiveness!
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 1:55 pm

    “Participating in Adrienne’s illustration course is a fantastic way of escaping a state of artistic un-productiveness. She assigns regular briefs to ensure you are constantly producing work and opens your mind to the possibilities of experimenting with a diverse range of media. I’d highly recommend this course for increasing your creative confidence and for a motivational kick!”
    Georgina Garrigan, Graphic Designer.

  5. Great projects, great artists, great interactivity and great fun!
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I never studied Illustration in any depth before and found the boot-camp to be just what I needed. Great projects, great artists, great interactivity and great fun! If you need to re-ignite your creative spark, introduce yourself to illustration or just want to draw I definitely recommend Adrienne’s camp. I hope to attend the Children’s Book course as soon as I get a chance. Thanks to the boot-camp a number of Adrienne’s students kept in contact and set up a blog to keep our illustration projects going – check it”! Kevin Bohan, Blind Elephant Collective

  6. Adrienne seems to have a constant stream of ideas.
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 2:23 pm

    The main things that stand out for me and which I value in Adrienne as a tutor are her enthusiasm and creativity in relation to illustration and visual art in general. I have found her to be very open-minded, always encouraging new ways to try things, explore and experiment. She seems to have a constant stream of ideas. This is very encouraging and beneficial to me as a student.” Nicola Chestnutt

  7. I got a great deal out of Adrienne's expertise and wealth of ideas
    illustori 31st October 2018 at 2:31 pm

    “I joined the Illustration Boot Camp to gain an insight into illustration in its many forms. As well as having a personal interest in the subject, I felt that It would also benefit my work, as I teach full time art & design portfolio preparation. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I got a great deal out of Adrienne’s expertise and wealth of ideas, and indeed also out of the exchange of ideas amongst the class group. I would have continued with further courses, had I been living solely in Dublin.” Ruth Mannion, Art teacher

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Adrienne Geoghegan The iLLUSTORi Academy 4 Provost Row Palatine Square
Dublin City North, Dublin
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