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Illustrations to bring heritage and culture to life

Community tree

Community tree

Developed with the community and a school for Arts Uplift. Each participant produced a leaf linked to 'school days'

heritage schools pack

heritage schools pack

Golf shoes

Golf shoes

Henry 8

Henry 8

Gunnersbury Museum artwork

Sleeping fox

Sleeping fox

Interactive heritage map

Interactive heritage map

Super Panda Picture book

Super Panda Picture book

Super Panda picture book

Super Panda picture book

Sporting Heritage template

Sporting Heritage template

Build your museum

Build your museum

Tennis delapre Abbey sports trail

Tennis delapre Abbey sports trail

Super Panda Picture book

Super Panda Picture book

Singing birds

Singing birds

Female sporting Heroes - illustrations

Female sporting Heroes - illustrations

Christmas Mural at MAC

Christmas Mural at MAC

Caterpiller card

Caterpiller card

Billy Jean King

Billy Jean King

heritage map building

heritage map building

Dorthie - Local heroes museum trail

Dorthie - Local heroes museum trail

Illustration exhibition

Illustration exhibition

Rupunzel

Rupunzel

driver for a jigsaw- British motor Museum

driver for a jigsaw- British motor Museum

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

roman helmet

roman helmet

Christmas Mural

Christmas Mural

Hello and welcome to a place of creativity, inspiration and fun!

 

 'Jessi Illustrates ' works with museums, art galleries and learning teams to bring heritage and art collections to life through bespoke illustrations and education resources. If you need to engage new family audiences and inject fun and colour into your programming, we can find a solution for you. 

Take a journey through my website to uncover what we can do for you!

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Heritage Abbey trail
Heritage Abbey trail
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Museum, Gallery and Heritage

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GEM - MUSEUM EDUCATION
Bespoke educational content creation
Using over 20 years of experience in the sector, unique educational content and activities can be development for your site. Including education resources, PowerPoints, activity booklets, trails and maps.
 
Illustration 
Beautifully crafted artwork can be created inspired by your exhibitions and collections to help the public interact with your spaces and bring history to life. Illustrations can be used for exhibition display, signage, trails, maps, education resources, coloring sheets, online games, merchandise and floor vinyl. 

Art and heritage workshops

Using her years of experience, a range of exciting and fun art and heritage workshops are available for one off bookings or projects. New bespoke sessions can also be developed alongside collections. The focus is developing new skills and interpretation, using acrylic paints, mixed media, printing or drawing. ​

“ Working with Jessica has been an absolute pleasure, from start to finish the process was made easy with clear expectations throughout. Jessica was able to take our ideas and create wonderful pieces of work which will help us continue to engage family audiences for years to come. We would not hesitate to work with her again.”                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sarah Cameron, Head of Heritage Learning, Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle Cathedral

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Heritage Abbey trail
Heritage Abbey trail
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Workshops 

Schools 
Workshops can be tailored to themes and linked to the curriculum, including portraits, landscapes, texture, nature and art, storyboards and creating characters
 
 
Jessi Illustrates public workshops  
Throughout the year fun and interact public workshops for families and children are time tabled in Rugby venues. From draw-a-longs to drawing masterclasses and craft sessions.

Projects and organisations 

From working with older adults with Dementia, delivering a project in the local community to working with young people on arts of referral, Jessi Illustrates can adapt a series of workshops to a suitable level for all abilities. We can help to develop project brief, plan sessions and organise exhibitions and carry out evaluation.

'Jessi blew us away with her ability to hold and motivate an art class with a holiday club for 7 -12 year olds. She is calm and joyful with every project we have done with her and would not hesitate to have Jess on any future project.' 

                                                        Learning and Engagement team at the British Motor Museum

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Heritage Abbey trail
Heritage Abbey trail
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Books 

Childrens books
Find Super Panda Paul in two books in my shop. Gorgeous children's books for 7 and under following the adventures of a panda and his caterpillar friend.

 

Adult poetry books  
Working with Entrust Care Partnership, a beautiful poetry book was illustrated inspired by children with disabilities and additional needs.




Do you need an illustrator for your book?
If you need your book bringing to life with colourful illustrations do get in touch. I can support you through the process from character development, storyboarding to the final design and layout. Contact me for a relaxed discussion about your project ideas and for a quotation.

'Super Panda is a lovely book with beautiful illustrations and twist at the end. My boys love it!'

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Heritage Abbey trail
Heritage Abbey trail
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Murals and Public Art  

Murals 
From schools, hospitals to cultural venues, Jessi Illustrates can efficiently transform spaces into an immersive environment. Contact for an informal chat about your project.

 

Vinyl artwork 
Artwork can easily be enlarged onto vinyl and fitted to windows, walls and floors to enhance a space, both indoor and outdoor. These work well for trails, interpretation and branding.



Public Art 
From totem pole, sculptures to electrical boxes, Jessi illustrates can transform a tired object into something vibrant and full of joy.
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Heritage Abbey trail
Heritage Abbey trail
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Shop  

Products and gifts 
A range of gorgeous Jessi Illustrates gifts from cards, notebooks, key rings, calendars, prints and much more.

 

Books 
Purchase a range of children's books and poetry books in Jessi Illustrates shop
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Heritage Abbey trail
Heritage Abbey trail
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Contact

Are  you in need of an illustrator, mural artist  or workshop leader? Do not hesitate to contact me, Jessica Hartshorn, to discuss an idea or request a commission or project.

 

Based in  Rugby, West Midlands, UK 

 

Tel: 07941214025

Email: jessi.illustrates@gmail.com 

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