Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book Course

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Picture Book Course

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In this 10-week course for adults, you will be taken on the creative journey of creating your very own picture book for children.  The immersive course will cover all areas used in the publishing industry including:  How to gather ideas, develop your story through structuring and pacing, character design and storyboarding.  Throughout the course, our facilitator will  guide you through step-by-step illustration techniques that are catered to individual style and preferred medium of each student.  

The course is suitable for adults with all skill levels, even beginners.

Topics to be covered in this course:

  • Creative writing
  • Setting up compositions
  • Lighting and shadows
  • Story structure, pacing and rhythm 
  • Experimentation of various art medium
  • Camera angles
  • Character Design
  • Character's expression and movement
  • How to develop simple and effective ideas for your story

Course facilitated by award winning children's book author and illustrator, Tull Suwannakit, whose books have been published in Australia,Thailand and The US, as well as being translated in more than 6 languages worldwide. Visit:www.TullSuwannakit.net to see some of Tull's published books and illustration.  

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What you will learn
  • Learn the practical steps on how to create a story and illustrate for a children's picture book
  • Explore picture book illustration techniques including line, form, colour and composition
  • Develop concept, story, character and structure for your picture book project
What you will get
  • Learn from an award winning published children's book author and illustrator, Tull Suwannakit. www.TullSuwannakit.net
  • All materials are included with the course (except for an A4 sketchbook and watercolour papers))
  • your very own visual illustration portfolio created from the course

What to bring
  • An A4 sketchbook for visual diary
  • Watercolour papers (to be confirmed during the course)
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17 April 2018 • Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book Course

I really enjoyed the course! Tull is a fantastic teacher. It was great to have a teacher with inside knowledge of the publishing industry and also an amazing art teacher to guide you through the illustrations no matter what your style is! If you'd love to publish/illustrate a book (or both!) then I would highly recommend the course because it made me feel like it was a feasible option!


15 April 2018 • Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book Course

Really enjoyed the workshop. Learnt valuable tips to improve my own art and character design that I can take with me long after the courses completion. Tull provides a wealth of insights and lots of examples of picture books to help support his teachings. Would highly recommend.


23 December 2017 • Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book Course

So glad I did this course! Tull gave attention to each individual student in a focused, thoughtful and encouraging manner . His experience, professionalism, & advice was really helpful.

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