How does a picture book get made? Join award-winning illustrator and educator, Anna Raff for a workshop about children’s publishing, including a behind-the-scenes look at her illustration process, a read aloud, and a character-building craft activity.
Anna will present what happens when she first receives a story idea to illustrate, and how she gets to know the characters through brainstorming and sketches, long before she puts paint to paper. Focussing on the main character from A Big Surprise for Little Card, she’ll do a reading, followed by some step-by-step crafting using common household materials.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 letter-sized piece of paper cut in half (to approx. 8.5” x 5.5.5”)
- 2 pipe-cleaners (or 2 strips of paper, approx. 11” x .5”)
- drawing materials (crayons, markers, pencils—your choice!)
- 1 pom-pom and glue (optional)