Introducing TICE Illustration. Here you can find out more about our national award-winning TICE programme and also Illustration Taster Workshops. || TICE Illustration explores avenues of design for integration in published media; exploring traditional and modern techniques of illustration from Pencil Illustrations, Charcoal illustration, Lithography, mixed painting techniques to digital illustration software.


Join secondary schools around the North East region that participate in the annual TICE programme. The programme consists of all elements - Insight, Explore and Create Stages with a celebratory 'TICE Final Show' at the end of the academic year.

Taster Illustration Workshops

If your school cannot participate in the TICE programme (Insight, ExploreCreate Stages & TICE Final Show) for whatever reason or your school would like to sample another area alongside the programme then please view the Illustration Taster Workshops below.

1. Insight into Illustration

This one-day workshop takes place in school and is an introduction to the world of illustration. This involves the scope of the creative sector, career progression and fundamental creative business knowledge.

2. Explore Illustration

Explore workshops run over a period of two days. This involves taking students out of school and immersing them into areas of illustration. Students have the chance to participate in ‘behind the scenes’ tours, speak with creative entrepreneurs and business professionals. We look into further and higher educational courses and look at key skills the illustration industry is looking for.

3. Create in Illustration

'Create in Illustration' are 3 day workshops whereby schools can select project of their choice. Students will gain further insight into a specific area of illustration. Each project will involve guest speakers, tours, skills development and a completed piece of individual or group work.

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