Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Picture Book Illustration Certificate Series

Are you brimming with ideas to create children’s picture books? Perhaps you participated in NaPiBoWriWee and need to know how to get the best ideas ready for market? If you want to illustrate or create children's books, or would like to contribute artwork to children's magazines, or reach other potential markets, then this three quarter certificate course will help prepare you for a career in creating for children. We will help you hone your skills, find your visual and verbal voice, and build a portfolio to get you into the industry. See below for quarter skills.

Part 1 - Winter Quarter -

Introduction to Picture Book Illustration

Learn how to create rich characters, use pictorial space to make the reader see what you want them to see, and choose the right images to best tell a story through emotion, mood, and atmosphere.

Part 2 - Spring Quarter -

Storytelling and More

Learn how to use a storyboard and different book compositions, make book dummies, create art to illustrate stories, and practice different forms of storytelling.

Part 3 - Summer Quarter -

Getting Your Work to Market

Learn how to market your work, build a professional portfolio and promo pieces, write effective query and cover letters, and gain a general overview of copyright issues, contracts, agents—art reps and the publishing business.

Instructors: Doug Keith and Rollin Thomas

Sign up here. Through Arts Now—Ulearn Edmonds Community College.
Picture Book Illustration Certificate Series—Item: C443.
8 Saturday Sessions from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Starting January 14 2012 (No class on Feb 8).
Fee $469.00 per quarter with a certificate at successful completion of the 3 quarters.
Class Meets: Meadowdale Hall, Room 123, 20003 68th Ave W Lynnwood, WA 98036

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