JANUARY - Creative Focus & Habits
Get organized & build habits to finish your creative projects.
FEBRUARY - Writing Voice with Carter Higgins
Learn how to craft different voices for your picture book story.
MARCH - Build an Author Website with Ken Lamug
Build your author website and get ready to submit to editors and agents.
APRIL - Adobe Illustrator with Jannie Ho
Learn the tools of Adobe Illustrator and practice making characters and props.
MAY - Rhyming for Picture Books with Tim McCanna
Learn how to properly rhyme for picture books.
JUNE - Early Readers with Marcie Colleen
Learn what makes an early reader story vs. a picture book story. You will craft an early reader concept in this workshop.
JULY - Shapes & Textures with Kenard Pak
Learn how to design shapes and how to create textures for your illustrations.
AUGUST - Watercolors with Jessixa Bagley
Learn how Jessixa uses watercolor to illustrate her picture books. Experiment with her techniques and makes beautiful watercolor illustrations.
SEPTEMBER - Symbolism & Storytelling with Kathryn Otoshi
Learn how Kathryn uses symbolism to make powerful picture books that reach kids.
OCTOBER - Dashka Slater: Teach, Don't Preach
Learn how to tell stories with messages that don't preach down to children.
NOVEMBER - Michael Slack: Photoshop Tips and Tricks
Learn how to use the lasso tool, brushes, and textures to create illustrations in photoshop.
DECEMBER - Arree Chung: Business Basics
Learn how to use design principles in designing a picture book story. We'll study characters from classic books and review how the story was built around the character's problems.