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Picture Book Illustrating
September 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The purpose of Picture Book Illustrating course is to give the student an exciting opportunity, to undertake a project of designing and illustrating their own book, with their own text or with the text of their choice. Working on one’s own text is even more fun and provides very rewarding and unforgettable experience.
The course will equip the student with knowledge and hands-on experience about illustrating techniques, thumbnail sketch process, page layout, text editing specific to picture books and self-publishing options.
During the workshop, a variety of examples of picture books illustrated by renown illustrators representing different styles and approaches will be available to for students as a source of inspiration.
The course is designed for all students, including those with no or little artistic experience. Those who have experience, will be able to use their favorite technique to illustrate their book, however, a variety of techniques will be introduced, including collage, paper cutouts, mixed media, painting, drawing and simplified symbolic imagery, as to allow everybody to find their own way of expression. Students will work exclusively in traditional media. No digital work is involved.
Each session of the course will cover a different stage of illustrating process. While students will work on selected pages of their books during the lessons, it is expected that they continue working between sessions using their newly acquired knowledge. Completing the homework is advisable if a student wants to bring the project to the final stage.
Students are expected to bring their text/manuscript of 250 – 500 words, preferably printed, to the first class. The course’s focus is on illustrating 24 pages book.