Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 2, 2019

FREE: Picture Palooza

Picture Palooza – A Fantastic FREE Illustration Course from the Children’s Book Academy!

I am so pleased to announce that the Children’s Book Academy is doing a FREE FOUR DAY ILLUSTRATION COURSE for writers and beginning to award-winning illustrators. Featuring now published former students and two Art Directors the course is brand new and highly interactive, running from October 11 through the 14th.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senior Designer and Art Director Andrea Miller will teach you easy peazy people and animal drawing techniques, while Clearfork/Spork Editor and Art Director will provide lessons on the differences in illustrating board books, picture books, chapter books, illustrated middle grade novels, and graphic novels, and also do some helpful for all live critiques. Other treats over the four days include these lessons and more!

• Sandy Bartholomew demonstrates how to skillfully break up a manuscript to make thumbnails
• TBA Point of View and the element of surprise or something equally juicy
• Larissa Marantz brings fresh ways of creating memorable characters
• Miri Leshem Pelly shares insights on why anthropomorphizing rocks and how you do it
• TBA instills the delights of being quirky
• Sanne Dufft offers drawing tips for making your human and animal characters move
• Adriana Hernandez Bergstrom shares the lowdown on how setting changes everything
• Daria Peoples tells the FASCINATING tale of how she landed her agent
• Saki Tanaka discusses how to deepen a story with added layers (specifically for non-fiction) – Intrigued? We hope so!
• Sarah Momoharo Romero shares how an illustrator personalizes the text through their illustrator’s voice
• Mike Malbrough shares fun ideas with Watercolors, Photoshop or Procreate

You will learn more than you can imagine and it’s all free! Let the magic begin and register here. You are guaranteed a great time and lots of learning, or your money back. 🙂 Just click the slightly demented bunny below.

Talk tomorrow,



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