The London Illustration Fair 2016 will feature a dedicated workshops area that will lay host to a top selection of interactive workshops, offering a unique and tailored experience for visitors wishing to try something new. View our quick guide for an outline of what we have on offer, day to day. A more detailed description of the workshop can be found below.

Drop in and pre-bookable sessions available. To pre-book workshops please email


Quick Glance


Letterpress Workshop

Cyanotype Printing

Bejazzle Your Bauble

Personalised notebooks



Letterpress Workshop

AOI Portfolio Session

Bauble Painting 

Cyanotype Printing

Printed Presents

Felt Flag Making



Letterpress Workshop 

Cyanotype Printing

Printed Presents

Origami Diamond

Sign Writing

Felt Flag Making

Floral/anatomical collage


Letterpress Workshop 

Cyanotype Printing

Printed Presents

Origami Diamond

Mini Portraits

Pimp My Pigeon



Thur 6-9pm |  Fri, Sat 11am-8pm

Sunday 11am-6pm

£30 printing workshop, £2.50 to monogram a card (approx. 45 minute session)

Learn the art of the Letterpress with the mighty A Two Pipe Problem. Create your own exclusive print, gaining hands on experience of setting wood type, hand inking & pulling the prints yourself. Alternatively, monogram a Christmas card using ATPP's extensive collection of type.

Bejazzle your bauble with The Big Draw

Thur 6-9pm

Free (drop in sessions)

Drop in on The Big Draw's FREE 'bejazzle your bauble' workshop as the national arts education charity encourages one and all to get crafty this christmas! Don't hold back with the glitter, glue and the room full of crafty supplies as you put your own stamp on our spherical canvases! Enjoy and take your little balls of joy home.

Portfolio sessions with Association of Illustrators

Fri 11am and 1pm - £30 plus booking fee

must be purchased in advance from here.

The AOI will be holding two portfolio consultations at the London Illustration Fair this year. Join Fig Taylor and a special guest to share feedback and insights into your portfolio. Groups will be strictly limited to 8 for a 90 minute session, and the price includes your entry into the Fair.

Christmas Bauble Painting with Hello Marilu

Fri, 11am-8pm

£12 (approx. 30-60 min session)

Learn to create your own hand painted ceramic Christmas bauble with Hello Marilu.  All materials will be provided and at the end of the workshop you will have your own illustrated bauble that can grace your own Christmas tree or would make the ideal Christmas gift. 

Cyanotype printing with Factory Press

Thur 6–9pm  |  Fri, Sat, Sun 12-6pm    


Make an original print to take home with the alternative photographic process of Cyanotype Printing. Feel free to bring along your own imagery (anything from buttons to autumn leaves or even your own black and white negatives -  A4 or smaller) or borrow some of ours. The possibilities are endless.....

Olivia’s Printed Presents

Fri, Sat 11am-8pm  |  Sun 11am-6pm

£3 to £20  (approx. 30 min session) 

Create your own colourful hand printed designs onto our tote bags, tea towels, Christmas stockings, wrapping paper and gift tags.  

Origami Diamond Workshop with Origami Est



Join Est for an opportunity to learn the art of folding gorgeous geometric shapes. You’ll have the chance to make your own party diamonds in gorgeous Esme Winter designed papers, perfect for decorating your home.

Hand Lettering & Sign Painting workshop

with Lana Alana 

Sat 11am- 8pm

£8 (1 hour session)

Come along & take part in the process of designing & hand painting your own Initial or Monogram on wood to take home.

Say What? DIY Felt Flags with Ladybird Likes

Fri and Sat 11am - 8pm

£7 (drop in sessions)

Got something you want to say? Then say it loud with our DIY felt flag workshop. You’ll create a felt flag and iron on your own word or phrase, perfect as a photo prop or to display somewhere prominent.

Pimp My Pigeon Workshop with Scout Editions

Sun 12-2pm

Free (drop in sessions)


Join Scout Editions on customising your very own one-off pigeon print to take home. Perfect for anyone! kids and big kids alike. Includes sticker art. Scout Editions is a design collective based in London that create limited editions prints and home wares.

Mini Portraits 101 with Nurbanu Asena

Sun 11:30-5:00 

£5 (approx 20 minute session)

From rounded faces with big noses to big smiles and polka-dot scarfs! This workshop will give you all the basics (101) about drawing mini caricature portraits.

Personalised notebooks while you wait by Wainwright Bookbinding 

Thursday 6pm-9pm


Watch professional bookbinder, Charlotte Wainwright, setting brass type to foil-block your name or initials in gold onto the cover of a notebook. A range of bespoke hand-stitched books bound in brightly coloured linens and bold African fabrics will be available for personalisation while you wait. Unique Christmas presents for just £10 each!


Bookbinding Workshop with Wainwright Bookbinding

Friday 4pm-8pm

£15 for first book, and £10 for subsequent books

Drop in to a bright and bold bookbinding workshop on Friday evening. Select your own coloured fabrics and threads and sew a simple single-section, soft-back notebook. Finish off by having a name or initials foil-blocked in gold by bookbinder Charlotte Wainwright for that extra bit of bling! Perfect Christmas presents created by you for someone special.

Ornamental anatomical & floral print collage workshop

Saturday 3.30-5pm

£12 (90 minute session) - book here

With Jazz Szu-Ying Chen and Illustrious World.

Join Jazz to create your very own anatomical and floral collage with prints and magazines. All materials will be provided, and at the end of the workshop, you will have your own collage art to take home or give it to someone as a gift.