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Melissa Keil: So you want to make a picture Book

Session Info:

How does a picture book get made? Who does the pictures? Who writes the words? And how does it all come together?

In this workshop, students will learn all about the behind-the-scenes work that happens inside a publish house to create a picture book, from idea to finished creation, while at the same time building, writing and putting together their own mini picture book.

Students will emerge from this fun, fast, and hands-on workshop with their own 16 page picture book, as well as gaining an understanding of how some well-known picture books were made.

Topics covered:

  • How to find an idea
  • How to make a character
  • The parts of a story – how to find your beginning, middle and end
  • The different parts of a picture book – from cover to blurb
  • Who does what – how a picture book gets made
  • Writing and illustrating – two parts to telling a great picture book story!


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