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Intensive Summer School: An Introduction to Creating Picture Books

Learn the essentials of creating Picture books for 0-6 year olds.

Creating a dummy book takes longer than a week, but this course will inspire you with new ideas, introduce you to relevant literary and artistic techniques and equip you with the commercial knowledge to take your ideas further in a successful direction. The unique setting of the House of Illustration provides access to the exhibition galleries for drawing and visual research.

During the course you will:

• Gain an overview of the market and advice on getting published
• Learn how to create stories with convincing characters
• Experiment with a range of appropriate artistic mediums
• Explore narrative themes, structures and writing styles
• Learn how to storyboard a book with compelling layouts
• Learn how to make a book dummy to send to publishers
• Receive one-to-one and group feedback on your work
• Get free entry to the House of Illustration galleries for the duration of the course
• The opportunity to enrol on Claire’s intermediate level evening course where you can develop your book idea further and present it to a visiting publisher and agent at the end of the course
Price: £450 non-refundable

Download full course details here (PDF)

To enquire or book a place email education@houseofillustration.org.uk

Materials supplied by Cass Art

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