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Illustrating Books for Children

In this introductory course, students will learn to make a story come alive through image-making. You will explore techniques for transforming text into images and discover methods for illustrating stories, poems, articles, and other narratives through pictures. The course will help students develop their own styles as it explores popular children’s book art, identify many varieties of media and techniques, introduces basic book structure and format, and reviews strategies for navigating the relationship between artists and editor.

Note: Elective for Art and the Creative Process Certificate. Recommended prerequisite: "Drawing: Focus on Perception" (ART 40166) or equivalent experience. For more information or materials list, see course listing at or call (858) 534-5760.

Course Number: ART-40011   Credit: 3 units

This course is part of the following Certificate Program(s):

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