Picturecamp was a wonderful experience, both professionally and personally, and I would recommend it without hesitation to any aspiring children’s picture book creators.
The tutors generously shared their knowledge and advice, and the additional guest speakers were equally as interesting. Being able to have one-to-one discussions with them was also invaluable, as was being able to brainstorm and share ideas with my fellow students.
As well as the classes and talks, the social aspect of course was fantastic, and to be honest I wasn’t expecting the food, nor the evening activities, to be so excellent. It was great to spend time with the teachers and fellow students and chat about the day’s learnings over a glass of wine, on an evening walk through beautiful Atapuerca, or even in between Lindy Hop steps!
Loved this course, such heaven to be surrounded by so many like minded people, passionate about Picture Books in such a beautiful location. Our days were packed with so much essential and fascinating insight and information about the world of Picture books and a funny tasks and exercises to keep us on our toes, literally! All our tutors were extremely generous sharing their personal experience in the business. Refreshing to know that even if someone makes writing and illustrating a best selling children’s book look easy it doesn’t necessarily mean it is! I came away from four days in Atapuerca buzzing with ideas, knowledge and a new found respect for the art of illustrating a great Picture book, oh and some lovely new friends!
I nearly stumbled upon Picture Camp and took the last spot at the last minute and couldn’t have been more pleased with my good fortune! Benji, Marta, Alexis and Jorge planned a completely magical four days so full of real life information, exploration and assignments that extracted such goodness – Picture Camp really changed the course of my life – or at the very least, the dark hours of each day ever since!
– Margaux Kent
Invaluable is the only word to describe Picturecamp. It’s hard to put into words how incredible it is that such an opportunity exists.
The knowledge and expertise shared by the tutors coupled with connecting with individuals dedicated to adding value through pictures and stories is nothing short of magical. And magic is the bridge between a story being great…and being unforgettable.
– Liam Wyles