Calef Brown (Author and Illustrator)
FOR: Visual artists, illustrators, designers.
MATERIALS TO BRING: One or more sketchbooks and drawing and colouring materials of your choice (e.g. pens pencils etc. and portable paints like watercolors and even gouache. Please refrain from bringing colouring materials that take a longer time to dry, such as oil, acrylic etc.)
For those who think of themselves primarily as visual artists, what are some strategies for writing picture book manuscripts? This will be an intensive workshop dealing with generating stories, creating engaging characters, and worlds out of a daily sketchbook/journal practice, and refining your voice and style as a picture book illustrator. Bouncing back and forth from sketching to writing, identifying characters and themes that can be expanded upon, and finding and refining appropriate voice will be investigated. Calef will discuss his own process and approach to these ideas, and lead exercises designed to inspire and open possibilities. There will also be significant time allowed for one-on-one consultations and critique with the instructor.
Part of Masterclasses (see session details)