15-22 of October
This course aims to develop a professional community, which will create a visually and content-wise rich project at the end (a sketchbook across Mexico city) and develop an awareness of both theory and practice of illustration. Most of what students learn from this course is applicable to their future professional careers and other types of art and illustration.
The course is designed for everyone who have experience in drawing and want to improve their skills. Being a student of art, design, illustration course of any institute is not necessary.
The course includes the theoretical part (different lectures on illustration and art history) as well as active exercises and a a lot of drawing on-site practice and regular results reviews. The course consists of #nbsp lectures, museum visiting and intense drawing activity. We’ll live together a big and comfortable flat in the city center.
• want to get a new traveling experience
• draw and desire to improve your skills in real-life drawing/on-site illustrations
• interested in documenting their journey using different sketching instruments


• journalistic illustration
• different sketching techniques
• art journal and sketchbooks
• from painting to contemporary illustrators
Rubén Alvarez
Designer, art director, and illustrator

Ruben focuses on the performance of creativity and researches the creative energy that lives in each of us. As a curator, Ruben helps to define an artist's voice and find your own way in art and life.

Here you can see Rubens's works.
Day 0
15 of October
Arrival and meeting each other.
Day 1
16 of 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
17 of 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
18 of 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
19 of 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
20 of 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
21 of 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
22 of October
Breakfast, check-out and departure

PRICE – 650€
In order to participate in this campus, you have to send us a letter to with a brief story about yourself and a link to your projects. Please put "Mexico illustration camp" as a letter subject.
Or you can fill-up the form below. We message you back within one day :) Price includes the cost of education and 2 dinners (welcome and farewell). Accomodation, transportation, food, and museums are paid separately.
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 —