Program: Kid’s Book Writing and Illustration (Grades 3-6)
Teacher: Carol Gantos, Fashion Design Coach
Time: Thursdays 3:30pm – 5:00pm Sept. 13, 20, 27 Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov. 1
Cost: $180 + $20 materials fee
Description: Do you enjoy writing stories and drawing pictures to bring your stories to life? In this course we’ll study great kid’s books as inspiration to tell our own story with pictures! We’ll explore inspirational references, character development, storyboard planning, styles, techniques, composition and our kid’s book presentation.
References: Our favorite kid’s stories will serve as the springboard for us to study what we love about them.
Characters: We’ll develop a story using characters, drawing from our own life experience so that we can express our ideas on paper.
- Story Board- we’ll gather inspirational images to refer to for our story, such as pictures of animals, character faces and landscapes in nature.
- Styles and Techniques– We’ll experiment with drawing styles such as realistic, playful, or graphic and see what style is best to tell our story.
- Medium: *Pens, pencils, Prismacolor brush markers and colored pencils will be used to lay out our story and illustrate it.
- Composition & Presentation: Arranging our story pages, editing and binding them, will allow us to present our stories for all to enjoy!