This course is suitable for aspiring and emerging children’s writers/illustrators, and those with a love of children’s literature and art, with an enthusiasm to learn more. During the course you will receive an overview of the many components of children’s literature and illustration. You might have some great ideas, but how do you go about writing and illustrating a children’s picture book, putting together a proposal package that stands a better chance of getting published, with all the competition out there?
Part lecture, mostly workshop, this course will take you through the process of writing, editing, illustration, experimentation, and finally submitting a children’s picture book proposal to publishers or agents. A good understanding of the relationship between image and text is vital to the success in creating children’s picture books. It is important to feel comfortable with drawing, and ability with at least one colour medium. This course will appeal to people with a professional or general artistic background, who enjoy illustration, art and writing. The approach will emphasis sequence, pace, continuity, design, and layout. The course concentrates on molding and expanding student’s existing techniques to fit the children’s picture book market, whilst encouraging them to develop their own individuality and imagination. The aim is to increase both experimentation and professionalism. The course has produced many published authors and illustrators, many who have won awards and gone on to join the ranks of Illustrators Ireland.
Dates: 26th September to 3rd June 2019
Location: Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
30 Week Picture Book Making Course, Dublin