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Illustrate Dynamic Picture Book Characters with Personality--FLEX (High School)

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Barbara McKay, PhD
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(20)
Get ready to draw! Learn how to illustrate expressive, dynamic picture-book characters. We will look at picture books as an art form, and how to design characters whose emotions and movements jump off the page and tell a compelling story.

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Throughout the course, we will address numerous illustrative concepts, including:
-	Line
-	Shape
-	Color
-	Proportion
-	Balance on the Page
-	Light and Contrast
-	The connection between story and picture
-	Style
-	Matching the style and character to the story
-	How to use a Discovery Sketch technique to explore character illustration

---National Core Arts Standards Covered---

Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete artistic work.

Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.

Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

Anchor Standard #9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
I am an award-winning, published author and illustrator. I have taught literary analysis and creative writing at the university-level for over fifteen years—both in the classroom and online. I have advised many people on specific story projects, helping them solidify their narratives and characters and begin the process of publishing. 
--REQUIRED--
Pencil (while any kind of pencil is fine, you will notice a difference using some drawing pencils. I recommend these. https://amzn.to/369EWyM)	
Paper (plain printer paper will work, but again, some drawing-specific paper is better. I recommend either of these. https://amzn.to/3g0HhR9 or https://amzn.to/2ZfqSSV The 9x12 size is large enough for you to really play. It is my preferred sketchbook size)

--OPTIONAL--
Erasable red and blue pencils (These are great for undersketches. I use Prismacolor color col-erase https://amzn.to/2TkE8SB , https://amzn.to/3bF9SYZ )
Pencil sharpener (non electric if you are using art pencils. Electric sharpeners eat your pencils so fast!)
Possibly a light box ( This is good for finalizing drawings over sketches you do. Definitely not necessary, but I use them. It is also a great learning tool for tracing photos of objects to get a sense of their shape/movement https://amzn.to/3dY01ig )
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(20)
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Hello! My name is Barbara; thank you for your interest in my courses.

I hold a PhD in Literature, Narrative and Media Production, an MA in Literature and Creative Writing, and a BA in Literature; and my teaching history includes over twelve years... 
Flex Class

$17

weekly or $85 for 5 weeks
5 weeks

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 11 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 14-18

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