To those in the Bellingham, WA area that are interested I wanted to let you know I have two Children's Book Illustration classes starting in late September.
They are :
Children's Book Illustration I
Immerse yourself in the world of children’s book illustration in this introductory course. Through in- class assigments using a variety of media, you will learn basic techniques to complete illustrations for young readers. Also learn the business side of children’s book illustration, including what it takes to get your work seen by the right people. Character consistency, portfolios, contracts, and other topics are also covered. Craig Orback is an award-winning illustrator of over 15 children's books. Basic drawing skills are helpful but not required. Some homework is required. Materials list will be sent with class receipt.
Craig Orback invites you to explore in greater depth your passion for children's book illustration. In this intermediate course, you will learn, step-by-step, how to create a children's picture book dummy that, when finished, can be submitted to publishers for possible publication. From developing an initial story board to completing full page sketches, this is the perfect course if you have a children's story you have longed to illustrate and potentially publish! Materials list will be sent with class receipt.
Is the illustrator of over 20 published books for children including "Born to Draw Comics" and the Charlotte Award and Keystone to Reading Book Award winning title "The Can Man". He has worked on picture books, easy readers, book covers, textbooks, graphic novels, magazines and beyond. Some of his past clients include Henry Holt & Co., Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Highlights and Boy's Life magazines. Craig also teaches children's book illustration and loves to share his books with students during school and library visits.