Explore the imagery behind the words in children’s book art, from concept to character development, drawing to design, and media application to finished execution. Participants in this course develop drawing and design skills in order to interpret and communicate words and ideas through imagery. Characterization, pacing, text interpretation and storyboarding are all explored in assignments that include illustrating poetry, picture books, animal stories and folk tales. In the process, students work with a variety of media, beginning with instruction in watercolor, expanding to nontraditional media, and moving to media of choice, including digital. Professional child models of varying age groups serve as models.
Prerequisite: Basic drawing experience
Cheryl Kirk Noll
June 24–July 30, 2019
Mondays + Tuesdays
9 am–4 pm
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,380