what is illustration and why isn’t it just drawing?

Let’s talk illustration! What is it, WHY do we do it and HOW do you do it? In the true sense of the word, we want to shed some light on the subject.

Each of these six evening sessions has a loose motto helping us understand the process, joys and pitfalls of illustration. We’ll chat about inspiring examples, and combine our findings with fun drawing exercises!

things to note:

  • Work on your own illustration style with a variety of fun prompts
  • Create in a safe and supportive environment where you can showcase your work and receive feedback
  • All materials are included and beginners are welcome!

about Maria Frenay

Maria Frenay is a Vienna-based illustrator and graphic designer working in cartoons and children’s books. Her most recent book “Meine Freund*innen und ich” was published by Achse Verlag.

Hourly Schedule


6:30 - 8:30
History of Illustration: How it all got started

01.10 New Day

6:30 - 8:30
What is style, why does everyone want one and how do I get it?


6:30 - 8:30
You're an author! Why every drawing tells a story


6:30 - 8:30
PDFs, Contracts, Deadlines, Blank Pages: The realities of being an illustrator


6:30 - 8:30
AMA Session / tell Maria what YOU want to know more about!


6:30 - 8:30
Halloween Special: Let's illustrate some spooky classic literature!

Book Event

semester ticket
390 €
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for 6 weeks and all classes

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single day ticket
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29 Sep 2024


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


390€ semester / 55€ single class
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