Introduction to Creating Picture Books

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - July 10 @ 9:00 pm

Learn the essentials of creating successful picture books for 0-6 year olds over 10 weeks with picture book author and illustrator Claire Alexander.


Learn how to create picture books with contemporary market appeal on this intensive online evening course for adult beginners with award-winning picture book author and illustrator Claire Alexander. This unique course, delivered live on Zoom, covers both writing and illustrating for picture books.

This course will inspire you with new ideas, introduce you to relevant literary and artistic techniques and equip you with the commercial knowledge to take your ideas further.

By the end of 10 weeks you will have written your own story, painted its main characters in colour and created a storyboard in pencil which can be made into a dummy book to be presented to publishers.

More information and tickets can be found for the course here.


About the tutor

Claire Alexander is an award-winning London-based author and illustrator. She has over 15 years’ experience creating picture books and over a decade’s experience teaching her bespoke Picture Book courses.

Her recent book projects include The Think-Ups! (published in January 2022), Puddling(to be published by Walker Books in May 2022), and a follow up to her latest ‘Ploofer’ series which includes A Little Bit Different and A Little Bit of Courage. Recent book collaborations include illustrations for Sean Taylor’s Humperdink Our Elephant Friend and The Snowbear. Other titles include The Best Bit of Daddy’s Day and Monkey and the Little OneSmall Florence and Lucy and the Bully.




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