Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Conference: Spots still available for Master Class for Illustrators


Don’t miss out on an opportunity to learn from one of children’s books most acclaimed illustrators. The wonderful Renata Liwska will be teaching a master class at SCBWI Western Washington’s Annual Conference, April 12–13, and there a still a few spots open in this limited-seating event.

Renata is the phenomenal talent behind the illustrations in two wondrous New York Times best- sellers by Deborah Underwood: The Quiet Book, and The Loud Book. She has also penned and illustrated her own beautiful picture book, Red Wagon. Most recently, she illustrated the critically acclaimed and lovely picture book by our own Nina Laden, Once Upon a Memory. Nina, who is an illustration phenom in her own right (Peek-A-Who?), will assist Renata with the master class, so this is a double-header opportunity for illustrators––learn from two masters for the price of one!

Before I go much farther, I suggest you:

1) Head to your nearest indie bookstore, or their website, and order your very own copies of all of these books, because they need to be in your library. There is much to learn from studying closely Renata's subtle and luminous technique, and her careful attention to emotion and storytelling.

2) Head to Renata’s blog to learn more about her.

3) Take a look at this amazing little movie, highlighting Renata’s incredible mountains of sketchbooks, which are testimony to her diligence and dedication in becoming the amazing illustrator that she is. 

4) Get yourself registered for this fantastic opportunity, quickly, before it’s too late! 
(NOTE: If you are already registered for the conference and would like to add this class, just follow the directions in your confirmation email for modifying your registration.) 

See you there!

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