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Introduction to Writing and Illustrating Children's Picture Books with Serena Geddes

Have you ever wondered what goes into writing and illustrating a picture book and then getting it published? Then you have come to the right place! Join Serena as she takes you step by step through an introduction to writing and illustrating children’s picture books. We will look at pacing narrative, learn character design, understand emotions and explore colour using diferent mediums such as pencil, watercolour, gouache and ink. This is a fun and interactive course where you will develop your creative writing and illustration skills. Bring your writing, illustrations and imagination for inspiration.

What to expect

Over the term students will:

Experiment with different mediums
Learn about publishing and the process for illustrating a picture book.
Explore basic drawing techniques and manuscripts
Be introduced to storyboarding and thumbnailing
Explore colours and colour combinations
learn about illustration, layout and text.
Discuss publishers and portfolio submissions
Illustration Outcomes, Publishing and Picture Book Reveal

Class activities are structured to stimulate student’s imagination and build creative writing and illustration skills

Is this course right for me?

The class is suitabl for anyone who has some basic drawing and writing skills and keen learn how to create children’s picture books.

Our term classes are held in our spacious studios.

Our main studios are air-conditioned for year round comfort, and extra measures are in place for your health and well being.

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

Fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$450 Limited inc GST
Introduction to Writing and Illustrating Children's Picture Books with Serena Geddes

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Multi-course and sibling discounts available on term courses. Find out more A new course for budding book illustrators

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