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Illustration Intensive 2018 | July 20 – July 23, 2018

Please note: we are still confirming these dates, finalizing the curriculum, and adding faculty to this workshop–but we wanted to let you know it’s in progress!

Immerse yourself in illustration techniques and gain tools for storytelling.

Explore the ever-changing children’s book market with authors, illustrators and art directors who are currently in the field. Come learn new techniques and enjoy the camaraderie of artists who understand your passion. Daily hands-on activities will challenge you to sharpen your illustration skills with support and guidance from our talented mentors.

The sessions you’ll find in this workshop will help demystify the publishing process and give aspiring illustrators and storytellers the tools and insight into how to find and advance ideas through play, doodling, book dummies, character development, and more.

In addition to illustration techniques, you’ll also explore:

  • Dummy preparation
  • Storyboarding
  • Continuity
  • Portfolio expectations
  • Character development
  • Self-promotion
  • Finding a market

Your work will receive personal attention through one-on-one critiques from your mentors, group critiques with peers and publishing professionals, and feedback from special guests at our portfolio showcase.

Faculty & Special Guests