Wednesday, March 17, 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 the picture books "The Can Man" and "Nature's
Paintbox: A Seasonal Gallery of Art and Verse". 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.

Bellevue Community College, Wednesdays, 8 Sessions, 4/10/10-6/5/10, No
Class 5/29, 10am-12:30pm, $145 Call (425) 564-2263,

Whatcom Community College, Thursdays, 8 Sessions, 4/22/10-6/10/10,
6:30-8:30pm, $159 Call (360) 383-3200,

Children's Book Illustration: Level II

Explore further your passion for Children's Book Illustration in this
intermediate class. You will learn step by step how to create a
children's picture book dummy from initial story board to a finished
dummy ready to mail to publishers. Create sketches for your story as
well as a couple of finished illustrations in color. This is the
perfect course if you a friend or relative have a story that you have
always longed to illustrate and potentially publish. Creating your own
take on a popular story or folktale is fine if you do not have an
original story.

Bellevue Community College, Saturdays, 8 Sessions, 4/10/10-6/5/10,
1:00-4pm, No Class 5/29, $149 Call (425) 564-2263,

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