The 2020 masterclass will be facilitated by:

Júlia Sardá

She is an illustrator from Barcelona. After her studies, Júlia started working as colorist in a studio which made the editorial merchandising for Disney/Pixar and then moved on to freelancing two years later.

Ranging from concept art for video games, to children’s illustration, Júlia has had the chance to illustrate some everlasting classics such as: “Alice in Wonderland”, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. 

Júlia has worked for a wide range publishers throughout Europe and the UK including Orchard Books, Faber & Faber, Walker, Chicken House, Egmont, Tundra and Andersen Press.

Serge Bloch

Serge Bloch is a French illustrator, born June 18th, 1956 in Colmar ( France).

He attended the Claude Lapointe illustration studio in Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, and, after his graduation he started working for the children and teens literature. In particular he has been visual chief editor of Bayard jeunesse.

He also works for the editorial world for newspapers and magazines such as New York Times, Boston Globe, Le Monde, Telerama, Psychologies, Le Nouvel Observateur, Liberation, etc…

He was  awarded several international prizes and gold medals in recognition of his work.

His contribution to the communication world has been constant. In this field he has worked with prestigious Firms such as Hermes, Coca-Cola, RATP( Paris Mass Transportation), Publicis (Paris),Samsung, Petit Bateau. The French Telecommunication Agency, La Poste issued in Automn 2010 stamps that Serge created.

His books are internationally translated and published. For his first Japanese book, Inochino Kazoekata (Chikura Shobo publishing)2010 he has collaborated with Kundo Koyama, script writer of Departure , 2008 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

He is sharing his time between NYC and Paris. He has expanded his area of expertise by entering the fine art world doing shows in Paris, NYC, Tokyo, Seoul, Berlin…

Alexis Deacon
Alexis Deacon graduated from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, in 2001. His picture books include I Am Henry Finch and the award-winning A Place to Call Home. Alexis Deacon was one of Booktrust’s ten Best New Illustrators in 2008. His picture book Beegu was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Slow Loris is number 69 on Time Magazine’s best children books of all time. Alexis lives in Hastings.

Illustrator Alexis Deacon at his home?cum-studio in south London.

Picturecamp is produced and hosted by Jorge Martin (

Jorge Martín
Jorge is an illustrator,, a storyteller and a scribe. He has lived in Mexico, USA, Germany and London. He now resides in a teeny tiny village in Northern Spain, population: 25. His first book ‘J’sais pas quoi faire’ came out in 2014. Since, he has illustrated another 10 books (of which he has written two) in France, USA and the UK.

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Previous teachers have included Kitty Crowther, Chris Haughton, Benji Davies, Yara Kono, Jim Field, Natascha Rosenberg, Ben Newman, Nadia Shireen, Marta Altés, Tor Freeman, Ana Pez and Chris Riddell.