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This studio course explores the creative process of illustrating picture books for children. Students should learn key conceptual and technical skills to create effective and original illustrations. Topics include storyboarding, character design, composition, and colour theory. Classwork may be executed in an array of media including gouache, acrylic paint, pen and ink, watercolor, and collage. Students will also learn to digitize their illustrations using Adobe Photoshop. Studio work will be supported by technical demonstrations, presentations, and critique.
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will:
- Understand the different types of children’s books and learn how to categorize their own ideas
- Understand the structure and terminology of a book
- Apply new knowledge and technical skills in their illustrations
- Understand and apply different image/text relationships in their work
Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.