Develop a solid start to illustrating your children’s story over these 2 intensive weekends. This imaginative, yet structured class will guide you through character-development methods, different mediums and colour use, and knowledge of design theory to accentuate composition.
Work in the first weekend will be developed primarily in black and white to solidify unique characters and their environment. Time will also be allotted for technical considerations, such as book and page layout, and organizing text to highlight events in the story. Participants can further develop their work in the 2 weeks in between. The second weekend will focus on utilizing professional knowledge of colour, mediums, and techniques to develop the illustrations in colour. To make full use of the group’s time together, participants will be asked to gather photo images and other children’s books to inspire their characters and environment beforehand.
This course is a great follow up on the creative writing courses 35) Writing for Children
Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.
Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.
Participants are required to buy their own materials beforehand and bring them to every class
On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
M.Ed., BFA, Dipl. Graphic Design
Charlene has lived and worked as an artist, illustrator, and educator in Canada, Thailand, Switzerland, the UK, and currently in Qatar. She earned her BFA with Honors in her home country of Canada. While living internationally, she embraced teaching art at various levels and earned her Master’s in International Education in Switzerland. She has contributed to various Qatar-based art and education projects, with past collaborations including the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), Qatar Museum Family Programmes, Medina Publishing, and several international schools in Doha. She is an active member of the Association of Illustrators and the International Artists of Doha. In her home, Kasdorf nurtures her own two imaginative “sand pirates.” See more at: http://www.charlenekasdorf.com.