Writing & Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book
Bringing together the teaching materials from our two individual courses – for people who want to write and the illustrate children's picture books.
Writing a Children’s Picture Book
Turn your ideas into fully-fledged story book texts for 2-6 year-olds with advice from a successful author.
Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book
Want to illustrate children's books? Learn the tricks of the trade from a leading professional illustrator in our online course for all-comers.
How it Works
Our courses are suitable for complete beginners or those who have already written/illustrated picture books but want to learn more and improve their skills. Choose from one of our 6-week courses in writing or illustration or take the combined 10-week course.
Expert tuition from well-known authors and illustrators
Popular children's author-illustrators Sarah McIntyre and David O'Connell share their advice on building a career as a children’s picture book illustrator and writer and the do's and don'ts of creative collaboration.
Learn how to plan and write great children’s books
David O'Connell teaches you how to plan your story, create your characters and their worlds; how to sharpen your writing style and use language in ways that children love - and how to develop your writing professionally to attract publishers.
Discover the secrets of children’s picture illustration
Sarah McIntyre guides you through the unwritten rules of creating books for children, how to develop your ideas and style, refine your technique and build on your strengths to produce the full set of illustrations for a picture book.