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

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.

Class experience

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. 
Pencil (while any kind of pencil is fine, you will notice a difference using some drawing pencils. I recommend these.	
Paper (plain printer paper will work, but again, some drawing-specific paper is better. I recommend either of these. or The 9x12 size is large enough for you to really play. It is my preferred sketchbook size)

Erasable red and blue pencils (These are great for undersketches. I use Prismacolor color col-erase , )
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 )
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(20)
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... 
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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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