What the course is about
In this course, writer and illustrator Sophie Jonas-Hill will take you through some guiding principles for narrative story telling in both words and pictures to help you develop your ideas into a children’s book, whether it’s just as a family heirloom for your own children or grandchildren, or to bring to the wilder world.
Though the course can’t teach you to draw, it will discuss shortcuts to telling stories through pictures, different styles and popular media for image making, look at how the fundamentals of narrative apply to even the simplest tale, and consider all the ways a book might reach its audience.
Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications
No previous knowledge or experience necessary
A device with a camera and microphone that can access the Internet to access ‘Zoom’ video calling to view the tutor teaching a live class. Paper and pen
Assessments, tests, exams
Along the way there will be exercises and ‘home work’ (though the very enjoyable kind) and students will be encourage to share what they’ve done each week and give and receive constructive feedback in order to develop their own work.
At the end of the course
By the end of the course, students should have had fun, learned about ideas and theories they can draw on to improve their own work, and gained an insight into how the children’s publishing world operates.
End if course valuation to give participants the opportunity to feedback on the course
Learners will be able to continue to support their learning by enrolling onto courses to increase their skills in the workplace, take a functional skills assessment to gain further qualifications in Maths, English and ICT or enjoy another arts & crafts, practical skills or movement, health and well-being courses and workshops.
Digital Device to access session on-line
Language of Instruction
Language of Assessment