Picture Book I

WRITING X 441.1

Learn the basics of writing picture books for children in this introductory workshop.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 11 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.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Wednesday 3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: April Halprin Wayland
376091
Fee:
$665.00
9 days left. Enroll by Sep 30, 2020
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Notes

No meeting November 11, 2020. 

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.

Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 14, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
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Wed Sep 30, 2020
3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Oct 7, 2020
3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Oct 14, 2020
3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Oct 21, 2020
3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Oct 28, 2020
3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Nov 4, 2020
3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Nov 11, 2020
3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Nov 18, 2020
3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Nov 25, 2020
3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Dec 2, 2020
3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Dec 9, 2020
3:00PM PT - 6:00PM PT
Online

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