Course Description

If you’ve dreamt of being the next Dr. Seuss, this course is for you. Students learn to make children’s books from an expert, including text analysis, concept development, character studies, and storyboarding. Students also illustrate in harmony with text, produce a rough dummy, and create three pieces of full-color, resolved illustrations. Also covered: how to submit artwork or book proposals to art directors and editors, how to market one’s work, and what to expect in a publishing contract. Suitable for beginning to advanced artistic skills.

- Through weekly Zoom meetings, students will work under the guidance of instructor expertise to achieve their work in a virtual studio environment.
- This course does not provide certificate credit.
- Prerequisite: None


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Section Title
Illustrating Children's Books
7:00PM to 10:00PM
May 20, 2021 to Jun 24, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Materials List
  • For First Meeting:

    Paper (can be Xerox, scratch paper)

    Pencils, Ink pens (for taking notes and doing rough sketches)

Course Requirements: 

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection; camera and mic to participate in an online course setting; and ZOOM Web Conferencing App installed.

Section Notes
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method: Synchronous                                                                                  
  • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.
  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.
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