Picture Book Illustrating Workshop

Dorota Lagida-Ostling
Course Meets
10/27/2017 - 10/28/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Fri Sat
$200/ 2 days
Studio Support Donation
About Studio Support Donation
By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
Skill Level
All levels
Supply List
Lagida-Ostling, Dorota Supply list

The purpose of this workshop is to give the student a taste and a hands-on, unforgettable experience in illustrating their own book, with their own text or with the text of their choice. The workshop will equip students with sufficient knowledge about all stages of the illustrating process: techniques, thumbnail sketches, page layout, text edit targeting specifically picture books, printing and binding of just a few copies, and self-publishing options for those who want to go big and continue the project on their own. During the workshop, a variety of examples of picture books illustrated by renowned illustrators representing different styles and approaches will be available to students as a source of inspiration. The workshop is designed for all students, including those with no artistic experience. Those who are experienced will be able, if they choose, to use their favorite technique to illustrate their book.  A variety of techniques will be suggested, including collage, paper cutouts, mixed media, painting, drawing and simplified symbolic imagery to allow everybody to find their own way of expression. Students will work exclusively in traditional media. No digital work is involved. The concise format of the workshop won’t permit finishing the project, but with the knowledge gained students will be able to continue their work outside the workshop. Creating your own picture book, and especially with your own text, is not only a very rewarding experience, but also a lot of fun! www.lagidaostling.weebly.com