Childrens book illustraion course

Children’s Book Illustration

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

Course #0903
Cheryl Kirk Noll

Schedule A
June 24–July 30, 2019
Mondays + Tuesdays
9 am–4 pm

Tuition $2,975
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,380

3 Credits


Cheryl Kirk Noll

Cheryl Kirk Noll: BS, Education, Lebanon Valley College; BFA, Illustration, RISD. Noll is an award-winning children's book illustrator who has illustrated more than 20 books for clients including Scholastic and Harcourt. Her work focuses on historic and multicultural stories. She was a 2008-2009 RISD|CE Teacher of Excellence.