Nearly everyone grew up reading children's classics, such as Winnie the Pooh and the Cat in the Hat. If you've always aspired to write and illustrate your own book and inspire kids through your stories, this private, online class is for you.
In 6 hours (4 sessions x 1.5 hours), you'll learn the fundamentals of writing and illustrating your own picture books for kids, from writing the text to drawing the characters and everything in between. You will learn from Simar, an experienced visual artist and freelance illustrator for children's books. She has also authored and illustrated her own books, many of which have won awards.
What you will learn:
- Introduction to children's literature
- Categories of books and types of illustrations
- How illustrations contribute to a story
- Model the importance of text and the relation between text and drawings in terms of design and composition
- Art of visual storytelling
- Create a storyboard
- Character development
- Cover design
- Students will need the following materials: Plain A4 paper, A4, color paper book, crayons/wax crayons, scissors & glue (approx. cost AED 35). The instructor can guide you on where to buy the materials
All sessions are valid for 45 days upon booking
13 and older
- Upon booking the class, the instructor will contact you to set the schedule as per your availability and provide you with a link to the online portal, where the class will be conducted
- Classes can be given in Arabic or English