Food Illustration with mixed media

From £28

 Tuesday 4 October

6:30 – 8:30 PM (BST)

  Online – Zoom   

  • Category: Workshop
  • Experience level: All skill levels
  • Tutor: Lucia Vinti

5 spaces available

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This class is supported with products from our sister brand Winsor & Newton.

What you will get from taking this workshop:  

  • Textural images that look good enough to eat 
  • An overview of how to use digital editing to turn experiments into final artwork 
  • Elephant Academy Technique Takeaway: An understanding of how to create bold and stylish compositions using your own food illustrations 

 Create expressive and playful illustrations in this tasty illustration workshop. Using a mix of materials, including gouache, ink, coloured pencils and crayons, you will test different ways of drawing your favourite ingredients and recipes. You will get messy and do lots of experimenting across the different mediums, and in the final stages of the workshop, Lucia will demonstrate how you can take these lively drawings and turn them into stylish compositions using Photoshop for inclusion in materials such as recipe books, menus and prints. 

Lucia Vinti is a London-based illustrator who makes work about people, places, food and culture. Working primarily by hand using pencil, paint and collage, Lucia creates playful and energetic illustrations that add a sense of personality and joyfulness to a wide range of commissions and clients, spanning branding, editorial, corporate, publishing and children’s books.  

Additional materials and details you may need: 

  • Oil pastels
  • Collage materials (including glue stick and scissors)
  • Photoshop subscription and scanner helpful but not essential


Do I need to have any experience to take part in an Elephant Academy class? Absolutely not! We warmly welcome everyone and have classes and activities for all levels, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush or pencil before. All classes are friendly, supportive and fun!

How do I join the online class once I have purchased? You will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before your class. The email will have full instructions on how to join and tips on how to set up your workspace.

I don’t live in the UK – can I still join one of the classes? Absolutely! We welcome students from all over the world and many of our classes are held at times to suit students in Europe and North America.

Is there a recording I can watch after the class? Yes, we can supply recordings to allow you to develop your skills and revisit the classes.