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Children’s Book Illustration: Creating a Dummy Book


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Mondays and Wednesdays



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the field of children’s book illustration. Students will develop the skills necessary for creating a children’s book, including character development and generating illustrations that complement and enhance the text. Students will create their own children’s book characters and narrative, and will make a 32-page dummy book in exactly the form used to submit children’s books to publishers. The students will explore a variety of traditional and digital media to come up with their own unique ways to illustrate the book


Katia Wish is a professional illustrator.Her work and  sensibilities are influenced by her experiences in both Belarus, where she grew up and the United States, where she has lived as an adult.Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout New England and she is the winner of the 2011 Tomie DePaola Award from the Society of Children’s … Read more