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Whether you’re already a dab hand, or just a beginner, this comprehensive 8 week course in creating children’s books will school any aspiring author or illustrator in the art of spinning a yarn, telling a tall tale, or finding the perfect fairytale ending. As well as honing your storytelling skills, you’ll also build your confidence in your own creativity.
Roald Dahl was devoted to the books of Beatrix Potter, and at the age of six he begged his mother to take him to the Lake District to meet her in person. The reception he received was less than welcoming, and he was told by the author to “buzz off!” Whether you’re fond of children or have more in common with Beatrix Potter, this course is for everyone from beginners to intermediates.
Throughout this eight-week course, aimed at writers and illustrators, you’ll explore every stage of creating a children’s book – from initial concept to publication.
First you’ll discover the modern children’s book market and delve into its history, before honing your writing talents and illustration skills. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of the practical aspects of production and publishing.
Open to both beginners and the more advanced, there’ll be help on hand for first-timers — and ample opportunities to share and learn as a group.
Christyan Fox, together with his wife Diane, is a multi-award winning illustrator and author, creating captivating children’s books for more than 30 years. Through from his home studio in Thames Ditton and courses in Teddington, he shares his passion and expertise with budding writers and illustrators.
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Christyan Fox is an illustrator and writer of children’s books and his wife, Diane, is a graphic designer. Together they are a multi-award winning author and illustrator team. Over the last 30 years they have created more than 50 children’s books as well as 22 educational books and stories for the BBC.
Christyan also runs various courses and workshops on creating children’s books. Whether your ambitions lie in writing, illustration or both, Christyan teaches a mixed group on his informal 8-week course for beginners to the more advanced.
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