Illustrating Picture Books, an Introduction

September 07, 2021

$General 90/WVCAC Members 80


Have you ever wanted to illustrate a picture book? In this workshop we will begin to learn about the basics of picture book illustration, including the necessary elements for conveying story through images, creating interesting characters in an engaging environment, design, publishing standards, & finding the sweet spot for your style.

This 4 session workshop will be taking place over Zoom. Each session will cover a new aspect of illustrating a picture book, building off the previous session.

Levels: Beginner – Intermediate
Ages: Youth – Adult

Instructor: Roz MacLean is an award winning visual artist, children’s book author/illustrator, & educator living & working on the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation in Comox Valley, British Columbia. Her picture book, The Body Book won the Independent Book Publisher’s Association Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award. She has illustrated multiple children’s books & her work has been shown in select galleries in the Greater Vancouver area. In her practice she “investigate(s) ideas of human nature & relationship, community, mental health, interconnection, & the natural world through an anti-oppressive and LGBTQI + inclusive feminist lens.”

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Suppy List

  • Sketchbook or drawing paper
  • Materials of your choice for illustration (traditional or digital)
  • Drawing materials (pencil, eraser)
  • Pencil crayons (optional)
  • Watercolour paint and paper, brushes
  • Sample story to illustrate (your own or re-imagining a fairy tale or existing story)

September 07, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

$General 90/WVCAC Members 80