Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Session 1

BACKGROUND - what a picture book is; how and why it works; what children look for; why we write picture books.

Session 2

IDEAS - universal concepts; experiences and emotions that relate to a young child's experiences; values and concepts that lead to understanding and growth; observation and note-taking. Turning your ideas into picture books.

Session 3

OUTLINING & PLOTTING - planning a story to clarify thinking; a brief plot summary; outlining; picture possibilities.

Session 4

CHARACTERS - a single main character; action and dialogue (showing, not telling); writing from the child's point of view; motivation. Know your main character, how he feels, what he thinks.

Session 5

SENSORY LANGUAGE - should have a lyrical quality; a rich vocabulary using exciting, varied language; use rhythm and sounds to enhance the language; avoiding description; using word images; economy of words.

Session 6

BEGINNING - making a promise to the reader; the importance of a strong opening; establishing the main character and the story problem.

MIDDLE - developing a story, using action, dialogue; humor; keeping the reader interested, adding story tension; conflict.

END - the hero resolves the problem; ending on a happy or hopeful note; fulfilling the promise made at the beginning.

Session 7

THE DUMMY BOOK - laying out a picture book; revising for balance and pacing; keeping open space on the page; using one complete action per spread; changing of scenes; letting the story flow easily and move quickly.

Session 8

REVISING - In your final crafting, make every word count. Read it aloud to hear how it sounds. Use a checklist to be sure you have covered the main points in constructing your story.

Session 9

Introduction to illustration technique and applied to picture book.

Session 10

Work in progress.- From idea to producing artwork

Session 11

Revised , comment , critic artwork – participant will finish art work in his / her studio and will summit artwork .

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