Creating Picture Books Online Course

For Secondary students

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Click on the following links for more information about the course.

What is the course about?

Who is it for?

What's the content of the course?

What are the course outcomes?

How is it delivered?

What date is it delivered?

What does it cost?

How do I register?

What is the course about?

The course is about guiding you along the path to creating a picture book for either a child or adult audience.

Have you ever wanted to create a picture book like ones that inspired you as a child? Then this is the course for you.

Each week, you will complete writing and visual activities based on the principles of creating a picture book including creating illustrations, the front and back cover, characters, settings, conflicts, themes, language, structure and editing your story.   

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Who is it for?

The course is for Secondary English students. You can complete this course if you are a beginning, intermediate or advanced creative writer. You can work through the course at your own pace.

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What's the content of the course?

Lesson 1:Understanding Picture Books

  • What are picture books?
  • Features of picture books
  • Types of picture books
  • Genres of picture books
Lesson 2: Understanding Picture Books
  • Audience
  • Purpose
  • Style of picture books
Lesson 3: Narrative Elements of Picture Books
  • Ethical issues in picture books
  • Aboriginal picture books
  • Recreating aspects of existing picture books
Lesson 4: Creating Written Elements of Picture Books
  • Audience and purpose
  • Creating interesting characters
  • Creating interesting plots
  • Creating interesting settings
Lesson 5: Creating Written Elements of Picture Books
  • Choosing a point of view
  • Creating interesting themes
  • Using engaging language
  • Writing a narrative structure plan
  • Editing you writing
Lesson 6: Creating Visual Elements of Picture Books
  • Creating the front cover 
  • Creating the back cover 
  • Creating illustrations

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What are the outcomes of the course?

By the end of the online course you will have achieved the following outcomes:

  • Created a picture book for personal or professional use.
  • Developed written and visual skills in creating picture books.
  • Developed confidence in your own writing skills and an appreciation of yourself as a writer and your stories within.

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How is it delivered?

We use the Qwiller website to deliver our courses. Click here for more information.

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What date is the start date?

The course begins on Monday October 14, 2013 and runs for 6 weeks.

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What does it cost?

The course costs $129.95.

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How do I register?

You can register for the course by submitting your payment. Click here to purchase the course. Once we receive payment, we will send you login details.

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