Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Craig Orback Children's Book Illustration Classes

Local illustrator Craig Orback has some new Children's Book Illustration classes starting soon in Bellevue and Bellingham. Craig Orback is an award-winning illustrator of over 15 children's books, and was recently featured on our Local Success Story Panel at the SCBWI WWA 20th Annual Writing and Illustrating for Children Conference.

Children's Book Illustration I
Immerse yourself in the world of children’s book illustration with this introductory course. Through in-class assignments using a variety of media, you'll learn basic techniques to complete illustrations for young readers. Also learn the business side of children’s book illustration, including what it takes to get your work seen by the right people. Character consistency, portfolios, contracts, and other topics are also covered. Basic drawing skills are helpful but not required. Some homework is required.

Bellevue Community College, Saturdays, 7 Sessions, April 23-June 11, 2011, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Class fee is $145 Call (206) 527-3705, or visit the course page,

Whatcom Community College, Thursdays, 7 Sessions, April 21-June 9, 2011, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Class fee is $175. Visit the course page.

Children's Book Illustration II
Explore in greater depth your passion for children's book illustration. In this intermediate course, you will learn, step-by-step, how to create a children's picture book dummy that, when
finished, can be submitted to publishers for possible publication. From developing an initial story board to completing full page sketches, this is the perfect course if you have a children's story you have longed to illustrate and potentially publish!

Bellevue Community College, Saturdays, 7 Sessions, April 23-June 11, 2011, from 1:30-4:30 p.m., Class fee is $145.
Call (425) 564-2262, or visit the course page.

Whatcom Community College, Wednesdays, 8 Sessions, April 20-June 15, 2011, from 6-8:30 pm., Class fee is
$199, visit the course page.

You can find out more information about Craig, his work, and see his blog on his website.

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