Signature Courses

Published Professionals Share Their Knowledge and Creative Processes with You!

Crafting Picture Book Stories

Get Arree's step-by-step process for turning your ideas into picture book stories.

Making Picture Book Dummies

Get a step-by-step process for making dummies and revising your story.

Writing Picture Book Manuscripts

Learn how to write a picture book in manuscript form and edit your own work.

Drawing 1: Drawing Mental Models

Learn foundational drawing concepts and a step-by-step approach to drawing. Drawing 1 will help you improve your drawings and invent out of your head.

Drawing 2: Drawing in 3-D

Learn foundational drawing concepts and a step-by-step approach to drawing. Drawing 1 will help you improve your drawings and invent out of your head.

Picture Book Production Design

Get Arree's step-by-step process for turning your ideas into picture book stories.

Submission Ready

Melissa Manlove and Ariel Richardson, two editors from Chronicle Books, help you refine your picture book story and make it submission ready.

Character Design

Learn Vanessa's creative process for developing picture book characters.

Picture Book Wordsmith

Master alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, musicality and cadence.

Intensives

Published Professionals Share Their Knowledge and Creative Processes with You!

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.

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.

Writing Voice

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

Building an Author Website

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

Photoshop Basics

Learn the tools of Photoshop, and practice making characters.

Writing Natural Rhyme
That Sells

Learn how to rhyme properly for picture books.

Adobe Illustrator

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

Storytelling in Rhyme

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

Shapes & Textures

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

Symbolism & Storytelling

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

Watercolors

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

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.

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.

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