Drawing & Painting
Children’s Book Illustration
Do you have a story that you have always wanted to tell? Students will start off with designing characters and a visual narrative while exploring illustration techniques and the principles of book design and end with a discussion about publishing opportunities. This class is a great way to get your story from your imagination to the publisher!
Image: King Rabbit on His Throne, 1988 from More Tales of Uncle Remus, by Julius Lester (Dial Books, 1988). Jerry Pinkney (American illustrator, born 1939). Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, composition: 10 1/2 × 14 1/4 inches, sheet: 13 3/8 × 17 1/16 inches. Delaware Art Museum, F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 2007. © Jerry Pinkney.
The final product will be in a technique of the student’s choice under guidance from the instructor. To begin, students should bring:
- Drawing materials such as pencil, crayons, eraser, etc.
- Sketchbook for exploring and visualizing ideas, 9” x 12” or 11” x 14”