Children's Book Illustration (Fall 2014)

Illustration and Comic Art

Capture a child's imagination with original artwork while learning the tricks of the illustration trade. During this class, students will explore the wide range of children's book illustration, from traditional to contemporary.

Students will learn what makes a children's book unique, how to communicate through illustration, and how to conceptualize and storyboard ideas. The instructor will demonstrate a variety of materials that can be used to illustrate a book. Students will be encouraged to experiment with different media and begin to create their own children's books, from the sketch phase to final illustrations.

The instructor will also provide information on how to enter this competitive field and navigate the business practices of working as a children's book illustrator. / Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. / A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

Please Register Before: September 19

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. Update: Minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings

/ Register on or before Aug 25 and receive $25 off total tuition.
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Image courtesy of CE student, Rocco Basile, Time for Bed.

Course Details

Course Number: VC 4139
Dates: Sep. 23 – Nov. 11
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Carrie Hartman
Main Building Room 414
Non-Credit Tuition: $304.00

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