How do you make a children’s picture book?

Clavis Publishing organizes workshops for curious illustrators.
Save the date: February 13 (Tuesday) and 14 (Wednesday), 2018
Place to be: Clavis Publishing at Abdijsite Herkenrode, Herkenrodeabdij 4b, 3511 Hasselt, Belgium

Participation fee for one day: € 35

Registration is required (please use the entry form you will find when scrolling down the page).

All workshops are in Dutch.


Program

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
09:30

Welcome to the office of Clavis Publishing at the beautiful, historic site of the abbey of Herkenrode! Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

10:00  > 11:00
Creating a protagonist for your picture book
– by Philippe Werck, publisher

The main character, the hero, the protagonist: few things are so important in a good story as the leading figure. But how do you create a ‘perfect’ character? Let’s explore some aspects every writer should know about their protagonist.

 11:30  > 13:00
How does a young child develop
– by Elly van der Linden, reading promotion

A picture book that is child-oriented, and that reflects the children’s world and stage of development, will be of great value for both children and tutors. Some books even get to be classics, and are used years and years in playgroups and infant classes. What makes a story a good story? What is important in each stage of development of children between 2 and 6 years old? At the end of the workshop, you go and explore the Clavis conceptstore.

13:00  > 14:00
Lunchtime

Enjoy your lunch (offered by Clavis Publishing) and visit the Clavis conceptstore at the ground floor. If you want, you can take a walk in the natural surroundings of the Abbey. Please don’t forget to bring your walking shoes.

14:00 > 16:30
Workshop: Create a character

Time for action! In this workshop a scenario will be presented to you. You are asked to bring to life on paper one of the characters of the story. The sketches will be discussed, and the publishers of Clavis will give feedback and tips. Drawing materials will be provided, but you are free to bring your own paper, pencils and brushes.

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
09:30

Welcome to the office of Clavis Publishing at the beautiful, historical site of the abbey of Herkenrode! Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

10:00  > 11:00
Eleven tips for creating a perfect picture book
– by Philippe Werck, publisher

In this workshop we will explore how picture books are structured. What separates a regular picture book from a great one? And how can you make your work stand out? Let’s look at eleven questions every author and every illustrator should keep in mind.

11:30  > 12:30
How to create a good illustration
– by Mark Janssen, illustrator 

Mark Janssen shares his vision on illustrating. What are his working methods as a professional illustrator? He learned some important things during his career, and he would like to share them with you.

12:30  > 13:30
Lunchtime

Enjoy your lunch (offered by Clavis Publishing) and visit the Clavis conceptstore at the ground floor. If you want, you can take a walk in the natural surroundings of the Abbey. Please don’t forget to bring your walking shoes.

13:30  > 15:00
How to write a good script
– by Stefan Boonen, scenarist & author

What is a good script? How do you build a good story? What is a strong plot? In this workshop you get a lot of useful information and tips, that you can put into practice right away with some writing exercises.

15:30
Let’s look at your portfolio

Participants are kindly invited to present their portfolio to our publishers and to the other illustrators present. Sharing is learning from each other. The feedback and tips you will get, are helpful and valuable for all present. If you insist on discussing your work with the publishers only, there is the possibility to present your work individually.


How to participate?

Please register by using the following contact form. Be sure to clarify what day(s) you want to attend: Tuesday 13 and/or Wednesday 14 of February. Entries should be due before February 7 2018.

Please pay in advance by bank transfer to the account of Clavis Uitgeverij,
IBAN BE11 4500 6243 8148
(KBC Bank, Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 102, 3500 Hasselt, BIC: KREDBEBB)

Your entry is definitive only when the participation fee has been received.

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Location

Clavis Uitgeverij
Abdijsite Herkenrode
Herkenrodeabdij 4b
3511 Hasselt
Belgium

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and parking, click here