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Children's Book Illustration Course

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Sydney Campus, ELI-229 Lecture Room

The University of Newcastle Sydney Campus

55 Elizabeth Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Illustration & Painting courses in Sydney, open to the general public.

Learn Illustration & Painting with our Illustration & Painting courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

This children’s books illustration course will allow you to learn from personal insights, developed over years of practical experience in the children’s book industry, and is invaluable for anyone contemplating entering the field. Delivered by a children’s book illustrator with over twenty years experience, this introductory children’s book illustration course covers creative elements of children’s book illustration, including interpreting a manuscript, developing thumbnails, refining sketches and producing final artwork.

During this children’s book illustration you will develop an illustration, progressing from a phrase or action selected from a manuscript to a refined sketch. Key elements of the publishing industry are also covered, giving participants insight into the collaborative relationship between illustrator, editor and designer. Finally, avenues to publication are explored including self-promotion, creating a sample package for publishers and involvement with like-minded organisations and colleagues.

Learning Aims

This children’s books illustration course aims to enhance your knowledge of the children’s book industry. Furthermore, this course aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills required for working in the children’s book industry.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this children’s book illustration course you will understand:

  1. Who the illustrator’s key collaborators are, within the children’s book industry, and the roles and relationships these participants undertake.
  2. The step by step process of illustrating a children’s book.
  3. How to analyse a manuscript, and identify the best phrase or action to develop into an illustration.
  4. How to develop and evaluate your own illustrations.
  5. The opportunities available to you for networking and self-promotion.

Course Content

This children’s books illustration course will cover the following content:

Personal history and examples

  • Early books and traditional collaborative relationships.
  • Later books, sub-contracting and self-publishing.
  • Changing marketplace, digital art, sub-contracting and self-publishing.
  • From manuscript to final artwork, the step-by-step process explained.

Children’s book illustration exercises

  • Interpreting a manuscript.
  • Creating thumbnail drawings.
  • Refining drawings.
  • Producing a final artwork.

Getting published

  • Self-promotion.
  • Organisations and support groups.

The practical activities

In this children’s book illustration course participants will benefit from an application-focused teaching approach and have the opportunity to create a 10-page children’s book draft. Participants will:

  • select a manuscript and practice interpreting it for illustrative opportunities.
  • using provided Design Template as a guide, divide manuscript and create thumbnail drawings for each page of the book.
  • practice using layering tissue as a method to refine drawings.
  • evaluate how amount of text will influence illustration shape.
  • enlarge and adjust drawings and text to fit provided A3 draft template.
  • continue refining drawings.
  • explore ways to progress from refined drawings to finished artwork including using a traditional transfer sheet technique.

Intended Audience

This children’s book illustration course is suitable for adults with an interest in the key aspects of children’s book illustration from concept to full production. This children’s book illustration course has been designed for those who have a reasonable familiarity with the children’s book genre and basic drawing skills.

Delivery Style

This children’s book illustration course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of instructor-led activities. This training approach allows you to work through children’s book concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants are encouraged to bring some samples of their work with them to class.

Course Prerequisites

This children’s books illustration course has no prerequisites however you are required to have reasonable familiarity with the children’s book genre and basic drawing skills.

Course Materials

You will need to purchase the following materials prior to attending this children’s books illustration course:

  • Graphite pencils, an eraser, an A3 sketchbook.

Participants are encouraged to bring a few samples of previous work, if any.

Alternative Dates

Additional instances of this course may be available and published on our website. See Children's Book Illustration Course for more information, or to join the waiting list and be advised when we schedule more.

Sessions

This event is comprised of multiple sessions. Registered participants are expected to attend all scheduled times.

Sat 12 Oct 2019 10:00AM - 2:00PM
ELI-229 Lecture Room, Sydney Campus

Sat 19 Oct 2019 10:00AM - 2:00PM
ELI-229 Lecture Room, Sydney Campus

Sat 26 Oct 2019 10:00AM - 2:00PM
ELI-229 Lecture Room, Sydney Campus

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