Week-long camp
21-28th October
Course introductory webinar
1st of June at 18:00 (GMT+3)

The camp is aimed at illustrators, designers, art lovers, and all people who want to explore the art field of the city and know the unbeaten paths of it. Are you unsure if your art experience or background is enough to apply for the camp? You shouldn’t! The program is adjustable for every creative soul.

To know more about our camps — check the report and reviews from our last trip!

Spending an incredible week in sunny Florence, improving your drawing skills, and getting to know the creative side of the city is priceless.
If you have a craving to meet more like-minded people from around the world and establish a connection for friendship or work projects we’ll help you achieve your goals!
Barcelona is a gem for creatives. The broad community of artists, both in the modern and classic scenes, made Barcelona one of the most flourishing art markets in Europe. Galleries, museums, hidden bars, and restaurants full of pieces of art by local and world-famous artists will keep you inspired for a long time.

You will not only immerse yourself in a creative city’s picturesque environment but also gain an unforgettable and one-of-a-kind experience by avoiding beaten paths and tourist traps.
1. Get technical skills improvements
2. Feel professional growth
3. Practice how to present your works better for clients
4. Figure out how to be consistent as an illustrator (artist) in discipline, vision, community support, motivation-wise.
5. Enrich your portfolio with a course project
6. Assume the creative landscape of the city
7. Meet people from your industry and build new connections.

And last but not least —
you will get the certificate )



The deadline application period is 14 September.

The number of participants is limited (max. 14 people).

We provide the following services as included in the course: lectures, workshops, museum visits, and the farewell dinner.

Take care of flight tickets to Florence.
You can choose a fee with or without accommodation.
Be sure you have a right visa to enter Italy.


Sofia kolovskaya
Sofia Kolovskaya is an illlustrator and comic artist with an experience of teaching. She does a lot of freehand drawing, as well as works with different computer programmes and sometimes combines both. She has experience of creating books, comics, and illustrations for different companies and publishing houses. Since 2014, she has been drawing every day for creative project on the Internet 'One Day One Sketch' (over 30k followers, more than 3000 drawings). She wrote a thesis on comics application in her second MA and can tell you a lot about this area of art.

She carries out courses on illustration, workshops on comics and design, does talks on art history. Her teaching philosophy is about importance of each student’s personality, joy of creative discovery and everyday engagement.

Here you can see Sofia’s works.
Day 0
21 October
Arrival, check-in and meeting each other for a dinner (optionally)
Day 1
22 October
Sketching, sketchbooks/travelbooks

10.00–13.00 meeting the teacher and tasks for starting drawing, sketches of people and objects
13.00–14.00 lunch
14.00–15.00 talk «how to become an illustrator», answering the questions
15.00–16.00 practice
16.00–17.00 theory: the art of drawing «on the go», sketchbooks and travel books
18.00–19.00 sewing our own sketchbook, assigning tasks for the next day

Outcome of the day:
Series of sketches and a ready sketchbook for the next day
Day 2
23 October
Illustrator/journalist, drawing in the city

10.00–11.00 meeting, illustrator/journalist (lecture) + references for drawing in the city
11.00–18.00 practice of drawing in the city with a break
18.00–19.00 meeting, reviewing the results, comments

Outcome of the day:
Filled-in travel book, getting an idea of illustrated journalism and test work in this field
Day 3
24 October
Illustrator/journalist, drawing at the museum

10.00–11.00 meeting, inspiration, practical task
11.00–18.00 drawing at the museum / in the gallery (putting emphasis on drawing objects, rooms, ambiance) with a break
18.00–19.00 reviewing the works of the day, comments, praising

The outcome of the day:
Sketches from the museum and an understanding of how to work with what is on display at the museum
Day 4
25 October
The art of graphic novels (comic books)

10.00–11.00 lecture about graphic novels (comic books)
11.00–13.00 assigning a task for the day, coming up with a story, starting to work on our comic strip
13.00–14.00 lunch
14.00–18.00 practice
18.00–19.00 presentation, review, critique, comments, advice, praising

The outcome of the day:
developing our skills in visual storytelling
Day 5
26 October
journalistic illustration, interview
+ how to find ideas for your drawings

10.00–11.00 inspiration talk about fields of illustration application and hybrid narratives
11.00–13.00 interviewing a person and creating a visual story (teamwork)
13.00–14.00 lunch
14.00–15.00 lecture «how to find ideas for your works»
15.00–18.00 different tasks on creative thinking + time to finish an interview
18.00–19.00 reviewing the results, comments, advice, praising

The outcome of the day: getting experience of working as an artist/journalist; develop your creative thinking and learning the ways to find ideas for your drawings
Day 6
27 October
Time management, work with clients, personal promotion plan, portfolio/CV

10.00–11.00 talk: how to plan your time, secrets of working with clients
11.00–12.00 Bringing together all the works, taking photographs for portfolios (YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER/TABLET for designing your portfolio)
13.00–14.00 lunch
14.00–17.00 designing a portfolio and personal consultations
17.00–20.00 presentations, comments, final massive review, praising and hugs

Outcome of the day:
Finalised CV, understanding of how to manage your time, finished portfolio, and a series of works for social media

21.00 farewell meal and a party
Final day
28 October
Breakfast, check-out and departure
PRICE – 400500€ without accommodation
650€ 750€ – with accommodation

+ 10% discount for students
In order to participate in this campus, you have to fill up the form below. We'll  message you back within a couple of  hours :) The deadline application period is⦁14 of⦁September.
We provide all the required documents if the course is paid by your employer.

We are glad to answer your questions —
phone +34 671 152 283 (call or what’s app), email — hey@controforma.school.
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