Illustrating and Writing a Children's Picture Book


This course is a practical project based course designed to take the participant through the stages of planning, writing and illustrating for children. Students work on their own idea for a book.

Course content

You will:

  • Write and prepare a children's story
  • Make a storyboard
  • Design for book illustration
  • Learn illustration techniques

Ideal for

This is for students who wish to find out about preparing a manuscript, contemporary illustration techniques and children’s storybook publishing in Melbourne.

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Students will gain an awareness of the process involved, practical skills and techniques, recognising elements of a good picture book and a list of local publishers.


An interest in writing, drawing and/or illustration

Materials supplied

Materials for demonstrations and class exercises will be supplied.

Materials to bring

  • Students need to bring a pencil and a drawing pad to the first class
  • A list of suggested materials will be provided in the first class, (materials may cost approx. $30-50)


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation

Additional notes

Course Presenter - Lorette Broekstra
Lorette is a graphic designer and an award-winning illustrator of children's books. She has won the Crichton Award for illustration and has been short listed for a number of other awards. She has published many picture books both in Australia and overseas.

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Available course dates

Thursday 26 April 2018

  • Code S320040
  • Start date 26.04.18
  • End date 14.06.18
  • Hours 24.00
  • Campus BRUNSWICK
  • Fee $615.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Thu 26.04.18 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Thu 03.05.18 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Thu 10.05.18 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Thu 17.05.18 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Thu 24.05.18 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Thu 31.05.18 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Thu 07.06.18 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Thu 14.06.18 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00

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