Programs

Think Like an Artist to Publish Like an Author Online Course: A Two-Part Mini, March 2021

March 22 - 23, 2021

Online Course Info:

A good picture book involves a successful collaboration between text and art. What if you aren’t both author and illustrator? How do you convince a publisher that your manuscript will make for a successful collaboration with an artist?

I bet you’ve asked yourself: Should I include art notes? (You’re not alone!)

This mini course will teach techniques to make your manuscript paint pictures with your text. We’ll discuss what details to cut and what to leave in, how to respectfully use illustration notes, and how to build the muscle memory of writing in pictures (even if you don’t actually draw pictures.)

This bundle includes the following two sessions:

Monday, March 22, 7pm Eastern
Part 1: How to Think
This session will teach techniques to make your manuscript paint pictures with your text. We’ll discuss what details to cut and what to leave in, how to respectfully use illustration notes, and how to build the muscle memory of writing in pictures (even if you don’t actually draw pictures.)

Tuesday, March 23, 7pm Eastern
Part 2: What to Do
This session will include an art note checklist, including information on how to properly format manuscripts, as well as Q&A.

Please note:
If you’re unable for any reason to attend either session, you’ll have access to the recordings of each through April 30, 2021.

Faculty

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is an award-winning children’s book author whose books include Chicks Rule, The United States vs. Jackie Robinson (2019…
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Leeza Hernandez

Leeza Hernandez illustrates children’s books in between working full time as an art director and freelance surface pattern designer. Her…
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$49.00