Course Description

In this course, each student develops a children’s book from an initial concept to a “dummy” ready for submission to a publisher. The class explores the entire production process, including searching for ideas, writing a first draft, making sketches and character studies, editing, creating finished artwork and dummies, and writing cover letters and submitting a finished work to publishers.

Learner Outcomes

  • Techniques for focusing your ideas and building stories
  • Best practices for approaching editors and publishing children’s books
  • Essential elements of children’s book writing

Additional Information

  • You will create a portfolio that can be shown to art directors
  • You will hone your individual style through weekly critique
  • You will be a part of a creative community of writers and artists
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