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Children's Book Illustration

As a kid you probably spent happy times with Winnie the Pooh, Dr. De Soto, or Where the Wild Things Are. Now it's time for YOU to take the plunge, and become author and illustrator! In this course, students will create a book "dummy" or mock-up. Assignments start with beginning sketches and text, to small vignettes, and later full-page and double-spread illustrations. We'll examine types of children's books in the marketplace, and become familiar with current demands of editors and publishers. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those developing skills further.

Supply List
● Writing with Pictures by Uri Shulevitz (the required textbook)
It would be helpful to have a text (story) in mind to illustrate. Otherwise, the instructor will make suggestions and recommendations.

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