Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book

This course will focus on the creation of a picture book. This might be a book for children, a book of poetry, or an original text or a journal of travel.  Students will learn how to create a picture book using both the text and sequential images. Starting from the idea stage, to a mock-up or "book dummy" presentable to a publisher. Students may use media such as water colors, acrylics, gouache, or pen & ink or digital images for those who have the necessary computer skills.

 

 

Instructor: Ilse Plume
Ilse Plume (graphic design/illustration) is a widely published children's book author and illustrator who has illustrated stories from Italy, Latvia, Russia and Sweden. She earned a BFA and an MFA from Drake University ('68 and '71) and studied printmaking at the Santa Reparata Studio in Florence, Italy. She is a recipient of the 1985 Ezra Jack Keats Award and her book The Bremen-Town Musicians (Doubleday, 1980) received the prestigious... Learn More »
Age range: 
Adult
Duration: 
8 weeks
Day/time: 
Mondays, 10:00am-12:30pm
Dates: 
January 13, 2020
January 27, 2020
February 3, 2020
February 10, 2020
February 24, 2020
March 2, 2020
March 9, 2020
March 16, 2020
Location: 
Room 223
Cost: 
$300