The Fundamentals of Designing & Illustrating Children's Picture Books (Online)

You've dreamed of illustrating children's picture books but don't know where to begin. Through lecture and discussion, this class teaches you to recognize the different types of children's picture books and decide on a story and the type of book you want to illustrate. Picture book illustrators must be able to reproduce a character in different poses and expressing different emotions. Learn how to use thumbnails to design your character and get comfortable drawing your character. Then take your rough drawings and do a final, full size representation of the character. In addition to time you spend in class, you will be able to submit a copy of your story to the instructor to get individualized feedback. Anna-Maria Crum has illustrated over 50 children’s books and has served on the board for RMC-SCWBI and PBAA. She taught illustration, graphic design, and typography for fourteen years. She is a three times finalist for the Colorado Book Award and has won the Printing Association’s best picture book award for her illustrations and design.
NOTE: This course will be offered via Zoom. Register now and then the day before class the instructor will send you the link to attend. Look for an email with "CFU Zoom class" in the subject line. A good internet connection and a computer or device with a camera and mic are needed.

Dates:May 8-22, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:Three Sat., 10-11AM Begins 05/08 (MT)
Location:ONLINE: Via Zoom
You could save $12.00 on this course by becoming a member of CFU Membership
Notes:Class rescheduled to start 5/8. Class time is in MT. Good internet connection and a laptop or device with camera and mic is needed. You should download Zoom in advance of class. It is free to install, Look for an email from your instructor with the subject line CFU Zoom class for the link. Be ready to log on and join the meeting 5-10 minutes prior to the class start time so you will be ready when class begins. If you have trouble using the link, just go to, click "Join a Meeting" and enter the meeting ID provided in the instructor's email.

Sorry, this course has been cancelled. Please contact our office to see if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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