Mini-Classes

Published Professionals Share Their Knowledge and Creative Processes with You!

Adobe Illustrator

Learn the tools of Adobe Illustrator, and practice making characters and props.

Best Creative Year Ever!

Make 2020 your best creative year ever by building a healthy relationship with your creativity. We'll dive into mindset, creative habits, and planning your 2020 creative goals.

Build an Author Business

Learning the five pillars of business will change the way you think about your author business. Learn how to create an author business that supports your creativity.

Building an Author Website

Finally build the author website you've been putting off. Ken Lamug walks you through every stage, step-by-step.

Crafting a Strong Beginning

Learn how to make your story opening an invitation, an introduction, and a promise. Marcie Colleen will teach you the four essential elements of a strong beginning.

Creative Focus & Habits

Get clarity on your biggest creative goals, and establish habits to achieve them.

Find My Art Style

Are you lost when it comes to art styles? How do you discover your artistic voice? In this intensive, you'll learn a step-by-step approach to developing your art style based on design and story.

How to Query Agents

Get clarity on your biggest creative goals, and establish habits to achieve them.

Photoshop Basics

Learn the tools of Photoshop, and practice making characters.

Picture Book Story Frameworks

Learn how to use story frameworks (not formulas) for character, two-character, and high concept stories so that you can identify and improve your own stories.

Storytelling in Rhyme

Identify and avoid pitfalls, while building a strong foundation for your rhyming stories.

Symbolism & Storytelling

Learn how Kathryn uses symbolism to make powerful picture books that reach kids.

Textures in Your Illustrations

Learn how to design shapes and create textures for your illustrations.

Watercolors

Learn how Jessixa uses watercolor in her picture books. Experiment with her techniques, and make beautiful watercolor illustrations.

Newly Added Mini-class

Writing Humor

Laurie Keller shares her process for how and why she adds humor to stories and non-fiction.

Writing Natural Rhyme
That Sells

Learn how to rhyme properly for picture books.

Writing Voice

Learn how to craft voice for picture books with picture book writer extraordinaire, Carter Higgins.

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