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Find the Emotion in Your Picture Book

Here’s a video snippet from our So You Want to Be an Author/Illustrator? course, where lead faculty Courtney Pippin-Mathur shares some of her process for adding emotional depth to the picture books she creates:

If you decide to join Courtney for the course, you’ll have 8 weeks/sessions:

  • Session 1: Meeting, Sketching and Sharing
  • Session 2: How to Turn an Idea Into a Story
  • Session 3: What Makes a Picture Book?
  • Session 4: Polishing the Story
  • Session 5: How to Make a Dummy
  • Session 6: Teacher Feedback on Revisions and Plans for Dummy
  • Session 7: Dummy Submissions
  • Session 8: What Happens Next?

This course offers an intense level of feedback on your work. In addition to peer feedback, you’ll receive close attention from Courtney, who will give feedback on your:

  • First draft
  • Character sketches
  • Pitch
  • Pacing
  • Final dummy, if you turn it in after the course

So You Want to Be an Author/Illustrator?
February 4-March 25, $699
With special guests: author/illustrator Kelly Light and author/illustrator/art director Aram Kim
register now

So You Want to Be an Author/Illustrator?

Posted on: January 14, 2021

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