BARCELONA
ILLUSTRATION
CAMP
Report about the camp
Day 1
The focus of the day: meeting each other, a sketch training, sketchbooks/ travel books
THEORY
How to Become an Illustrator, lecture
The art of drawing ‘on the move’, sketchbooks and travel books

Drawing quick sketches of people and objects, sewing our own sketchbook
PRACTICE
THE OUTCOME OF THE DAY
A series of sketches and a ready sketchbook for the next day
Day 2
The focus of the day: illustrator-journalist (drawing in the city)
THEORY
Illustrator-Journalist, lecture + references for drawing in the city
Practising drawing in the city, filling our travel book
The entire city
LOCATIONS
PROCESS
THE OUTCOME OF THE DAY
The filled travel book, getting an idea of what an illustrator-journalist is, and some practice in this field
Day 3
The focus of the day: illustrator-journalist (drawing at a museum)
TASK
Drawing at the museum (focusing on drawing objects, rooms, catching the vibe)
LOCATION
THE OUTCOME OF THE DAY
Sketches from the museum, getting an idea how to work with what what you see at a museum
Day 4
The focus of the day: the art of drawing comic strips
TASK
After a talk about comic books art, we come up with a story and start working on our comic strip
Working on a story, its comic panelling (storyboard) and creating the characters
PROCESS
THE OUTCOME OF THE DAY
Creating cards for comic strips and storytelling
Bonus: meet-the-artist session with illustrator Cristina Daura
Day 5
The focus of the day: illustrator-reporter
Extra: textile design / patterns
THEORY
An inspiring lecture on where illustration is used and hybrid narratives
A lecture about patterns and textile design

Team work: doing an interview with a stranger and creating a visual story.

Making patterns and finalising our interviews.
PROCESS
THE OUTCOME OF THE DAY
Work experience as an artist-journalist.

Mastering pattern technique and getting an idea of what a textile designer profession is.
The Final Day
Time management
Working with a customer
Individual advice

Lecture: how to organise your time, secrets of working with customers
Collecting all works, taking photographs for a portfolio, individual advice, final review
Ready CV, understanding how to manage your time, ready portfolio and a series of works for social media
THE OUTCOME OF THE DAY
PROCESS
THEORY
Feedback
I was going to this illustration camp with an objective of expanding my personal horizon, enhancing my performance and understanding what I wanted to do next, where to grow. While eventually I got a lot more, way more. Communicating with interesting, talented people, a great team, new friends, and 8 angles to look from in each task.
This was not just a trip, or just an illustration camp, but it was a little life! Every day there was a new challenge, every day I was happy about being in Barcelona, with these beautiful, talented people around me, with the sun and the sea, and I was happy to  — once again, many years later, — dive into drawing.
Lyuba Maslennikova