Thursday, January 7, 2010

Learn to illustrate children's books with Craig Orback

Illustrator Craig Orback has three new Children's Book Illustration classes starting soon.

He is the illustrator of over 15 books for children including "Nature's Paintbox: A Seasonal Gallery of Art and Verse", and the forthcoming picture book "The Can Man", due for release in March.

He has been teaching illustration and painting classes locally for 8 years. To learn about his work visit his website and blog.

Children's Book Illustration

Discover basic illustration techniques as well as a variety of media commonly used in illustration. This class is a combination of the history of children's book illustration and the hands on practice of illustration. Through various assignments to be worked on in class and finished at home you will learn how to complete illustrations for young readers. This introductory course is a great way to learn new techniques and find out more about the business side of illustration, as well as what it takes to get your work seen by the right people.

North Seattle Community College, Wednesdays, 8 Sessions, 1/27/10-3/17/10, 3:00-5pm, $125 Call (206) 527-3705. More info.

Bellevue Community College, Wednesdays, 8 Sessions, 1/27/10-3/17/10, 6:30-9pm, $179 Call (425) 564-2263. More info.

Whatcom Community College, Thursdays, 8 Sessions, 1/28/10-3/18/10, 6:30-8:30pm, $159 Call (360) 383-3200. More info.

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