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Course Description

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.

Level: Introductory to Advanced

Note: For this online course, access to a computer or other digital device is essential for attending lectures, demonstrations and critiques.  Students who are taking courses in digital media must have access to a computer, and will be asked to purchase a student license to the Adobe Suite.  Tufts is making these licenses available at a greatly reduced price.  Adobe software is not only essential for your courses, but is essential to almost any design or illustration practice. By purchasing this software, you will be able to access it on your own computer at your convenience.  Instructions on purchasing and downloading the software will be sent to you before classes begin.

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