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Illustrated Fiction

With Steven Lenton and Elorine Grant


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Illustrated chapter books and novels support young readers’ imaginations, illuminating characters and their personalities as well as creating a sense of place and atmosphere.

Within this course, you will gain a real-world understanding of how fiction illustrators collaborate professionally, including how they work with writers, editors and art directors. There will be a series of practical activities throughout the day, which will help develop your understanding of important relevant topics, including black-and-white illustration, composition, character design, and layout. 

You will gain an understanding of the importance of the above topics when producing illustrated fiction work for young readers, and will consider the processes of creating this work and how that may affect your future practice.

About this Masterclass:

Speakers: Steven Lenton & Elorine Grant

Where: Online

When: 4th November 2023

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Pathways Plus is a series of Masterclasses and Short Courses for all aspiring illustrators, delivered by award-winning illustrators and highly-experienced children’s book publishers. The courses provide an amazing opportunity to learn how to illustrate children’s books from the best in the industry as well as giving participants a real insight into the world of children’s publishing.

Pathways Plus courses can be taken as one-offs or as a package and have been developed by the same team who created Pathways Into Children’s Publishing, a unique, highly-acclaimed two-year professional training programme for aspiring and emerging illustrators.

All Pathways Plus courses involve:

  • professional advice
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  • practical tasks
  • creative guidance
  • resource-sharing
  • interaction with tutors and participants
  • critical feedback

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