Picture Book Illustrating
This Picture Book Illustrating course will give the student an exciting opportunity and the courage to undertake a project of illustrating their own book, with their own text or with the text of their choice. Working on one’s own text is even more fun and provides a very rewarding and unforgettable experience. The course will equip the student with knowledge about illustrating techniques, the thumbnail sketch process, page layout, text editing targeting specifically picture books and self-publishing options. It will give them hands-on experience in editing, sketching, planning, designing and illustrating a part, or the whole, of their chosen text. 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 course is designed for all students, including those with no artistic experience. Those who have experience will be able if they choose, to use their favorite technique to illustrate their book, however, a variety of techniques will be introduced, including collage, paper cutouts, mixed media, painting, drawing and simplified symbolic imagery as to allow everybody to find their own way of expression. Students will work exclusively in traditional media. No digital work is involved. Each session of the course will cover a different stage of the illustrating process, while students will work on selected pages of their books, and it is expected that they continue the work between sessions, using knowledge gained during the session. Completing the homework is advisable if a student wants to bring the project to the final stage. www.lagidaostling.weebly.com
Students are expected to bring their text/manuscript of 250 – 500 words to the first class. The course’s focus is on illustrating a 24 page book.