Picture Book I

WRITING X 441.1
Learn the basics of writing picture books for children in this introductory workshop.
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Online
Classroom
Starting at $575.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Complete exercises to improve fundamental craft skills
  • Explore characterization, story structure, setting, and point of view
  • Develop a writing voice that is uniquely your own
  • Complete a picture book manuscript draft
  • Identify potential publishers for your work

About this course:

Created for the beginning writer, this course explores the various genres within the category of children's picture books, including nonfiction, writing in rhyme, classics, and concept books for young children. Writing exercises focus on improving fundamental craft skills, such as characterization, story structure, setting, voice, and point-of-view. You are encouraged to expand your creative thinking in order to develop your own unique writing style (your voice), and a peer feedback group provides a nurturing atmosphere for discussion of each writer's work. The goal is to complete a draft of a picture book manuscript and a market list of potential publishers.

Summer 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Canceled
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367657
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after July 8. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 08, 2019

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Wednesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Instructor: April Halprin Wayland
369557
Fee:
$575.00
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Notes

No meeting Nov. 27. 

Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 30, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Sep 25, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Wed Oct 2, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Wed Oct 9, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Wed Oct 16, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Wed Oct 23, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Wed Oct 30, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Wed Nov 6, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Wed Nov 13, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Wed Nov 20, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Wed Dec 4, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Wed Dec 11, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218

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