Picture Book I

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

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.

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Saturday
Instructor: April Halprin Wayland
364832
Fee:
$575.00
69 days left. Enroll by Jan 26, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 20 students. 

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 31, 2019
Course Requirements
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Jan 26, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sat Feb 2, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sat Feb 9, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121E
Discussion
Sat Feb 16, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sat Feb 23, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sat Mar 2, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sat Mar 9, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sat Mar 16, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sat Mar 23, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sat Mar 30, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218

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