Always dreamed of making your own children’s book? Come and join this yearcourse to learn everything you need to make it happen!
You will learn all the different facets required for the production and distribution of your own book for children. However the main focus is on the visual aspect and in that respect the book should be aimed to 0-6 year olds.
INTERESTED? COME AND JOIN THE INFORMATION GATHERING ON SATURDAY JUNE 20 AT 1PM OR ON SATURDAY JUNE 27 AT 1PM.
SIGN UP AT GRAFISCHEVORMGEVING@MK24.NL
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
What will you learn?
All the different elements required to make a children’s book are addressed during the year. You will start by devising a concept for your book, taking into account who you are aiming at, what you want to put across and how it should be marketed. Once your idea is developed you will start illustrating, experimenting with the many different possibilities you can apply. It will mainly be drawing by hand but if desired you can use your iPad or computer.
All classes are taught by professionals in the field and all the ideas and progress is discussed in the class so you will get feedback from your peers as weel as from the teacher.
Next to drawing and illustrating you will be taught copywriting, photoshop, illustrator, indesign, typography, printing, paper and color, marketing and distribution.
Who is it for?
This yearcourse is aimed at anyone seriously considering making and producing its own children’s book. The emphasis is on the visual aspect but the whole process from beginning to end is addressed. It implies that you learn how to conceive, design, draw, write, produce, print and publish a book by yourself or experience which part of the process best suits you and team up with other professionals who you can brief acoording to your desires.
You do not need any prior skills or knowledge. But even for those who do have some knowhow this year will give you invaluable insights.
What do you need?
Materials for drawing, painting and making collage are available at MK24. Should you require any specific materials you can ask the teacher. For the digital classes you are advised to bring your own laptop with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign installed. When enrolled in this yearcourse you can profit from the special student pricing Adobe offers.
If you cannot bring your own laptop to class you may use one of the macbooks at Mk24.
The yearcours consists of 36 lessons 2,5 hours each, including a short break.
Throughout the year you will be guided and coached by professionals in the field such as illustrators, copywriter, marketeer, publisher.
The first trimester is dedicated to developping your concept in accordance with your marketing goal. You will start the illustration process and start writing text.
The next 12 lessons are mostly dedicated to learning the Adobe programs in order to digitalize the workflow. You will also be taught the basics about colours, shape and paper.
The last trimester you will learn to work with Indesign to design and layout the book. You will learn about which typography to use, you will visit a printing company and a publisher will review your work and give feedback.
The year will be concluded with a presentation of your book to your peers and teachers.