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Illustration Workshop for Adults: Choosing the Best Style for Your Story

Illustration from <i>The Real Mother Goose</i>, words and pictures by Clare Pernice (October 2021, published by Simply Read Books)

Illustration from The Real Mother Goose, words and pictures by Clare Pernice (October 2021, published by Simply Read Books)

Saturday, February 13, 1:30-3:30pm

Professional storybook illustrator Clare Pernice will demonstrate illustration techniques and the design process involved in creating a picture book. This session will focus on different illustration styles and how to choose the best for your story.

There are four sessions this winter, and each session will have a different focus, highlighting different aspects of the design and publication process and will allow students so experiment with different styles and media. Each workshop is a stand-alone course, but we encourage students to take as many sessions as possible to learn more about the process. All sessions are on Saturdays from 1:30-3:30pm.

Discussions will include the history of children's books, examples of classics, of innovative books and the variety of styles and subjects.

We will cover the use of different art materials and techniques, design considerations and working in the business of publishing. Hands-on projects over the course of the series will include creating story characters, use of setting, arc, action, empathy and story message. Participants will work from a story starter sheet. Working with a mini blank paper book (called a book dummy) you will learn about page turns, layout, and importance of book jacket design.

$60 Members | $70 Non-Members
A 3% credit card fee will apply

Session I, Choosing the Best Style for Your Story: Saturday, February 13
Session II, Designing Characters: Saturday, February 27
Session III, Making a Book Dummy: Saturday, March 13
Session IV, Jacket Design and Final Touches: Saturday, March 27