Are you looking for workshops or training, covering books illustrated for children, YA (young adult), novels, chapter book, fantasy novels or any type of book suitable for children or kid's? We cater for all kinds of art-work, drawings or other illustrations for children's books.
Bookings: Virginia Lowe :
or Phone (03) 9578 5689
CReATe a kids’book
Saturdays at Ormond.
Picture book workshops with Virgina Lowe, and illustrator/artist Jo Thompson.
2013 Masterclass Workshop- New
Create a Kids’ Novel Workshop - with novelist Jennifer Dabbs.
Workshops in South Australia 2013
Workshops in Rural Victoria 2012
Heathcote (near Bendigo)
Saturday 27 October
Workshops in Queensland 2013
Brisbane Mount Gravatt
Saturday July 27, 10am to 4pm
Do you know how many pages there are in a picture book? How to make a storyboard? How to submit a piece of work to publishers? All this and much more!
Everyone will benefit from these workshops. This is the only workshop which offers the experience of two enthusiastic and experienced tutors, one for the words and one for the pictures (though both can work on either). There are exercises in the craft of writing, drawing and book design. We offer advice on approaching publishers, and also discuss ways of self-publishing. Novelists, short story writers and children's poets are all welcome and benefit from the experience of sharing their work with the other participants and the tutors.
The workshops have been offered since 1997.
Virginia specialises in the writing process, structuring a story and the selection of words. She is happy to advise on the writing of books for children of all ages.
Jo Thompson advises participants on the visual creation of characters and their environments, styles of drawing, painting and book design.
Bring your story ideas, your characters, your anecdotes, the pictures that inspired you. If you have none of these, bring yourself and we guarantee you will have a workable story idea, structured to fit picture book format, by the end of the workshop day - something to work on during the next month. Come equipped with your work in hand, a sketch book and pencil, and also paper for writing.
Novel Workshops: Novelist Jennifer Dabbs is the tutor, with Virginia Lowe. First chapters up to 1000 words will be assessed for participants in advance of the workshop (to be submitted at least a week before).The novel workshop covers the essential elements of novel writing: point of view, characterisation, dialogue, setting and structure. Each participant receives a comprehensive handout.