Saturday, July 9, 2011

Highlights Foundation Illustration Workshop

I have heard a lot of really good things about the writing workshops the Highlights Foundation has. Hopefully this illustration focused one will be as good.  I am not sure of pricing. I know scholarships are available for their writing workshops but if you are interested, contact them to find out. There is a limit of 30 attendees.
Here is the info:
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Caldecott Medal . . . if you're an illustrator, you know what these awards mean. They recognize illustrators at the top of their field, the height of their game. Illustrators who have mastered their own special brands of magic.

What if you could spend a weekend with those award winners? Learn new techniques from them? Explore a variety of media? Find out what they know about getting published and building a career? What if you could get to know them as mentors-and as friends?

You can. At the Highlights Foundation's Advanced Illustrators Workshop, September 1-5, 2011. Our award-winning faculty includes Floyd Cooper, Eric Rohmann, Melanie Hall, Suzanne Bloom, and Lindsay Barrett George. These picture-book pros will guide you through today's best techniques for children's illustration at the Highlights Foundation's new facility: The Barn at Boyds Mills. The latest addition to the homeplace of the Founders of Highlights for Children offers room to spread out and create art. During this intensive, hands-on learning adventure you'll sharpen your skills and explore exciting new techniques, all under the guidance of professional illustrators who have wowed readers with their work.

Besides illustration techniques, here are just a few of the topics you'll explore:


portfolio expectations
character development
digital portfolios
dummy preparation
finding a market
matching media to text
Plus, you'll receive one-on-one critiques from faculty members.

With five top illustrators as faculty, you may be surprised that this workshop is limited to 30 illustrators. The limited number of attendees makes this advanced workshop a lot like a graduate seminar. You and your work will receive personal attention and instruction in an intimate setting.

To secure your spot, or for more information, contact Jo Lloyd at 570-253-1192, e-mail, or request an application online.

Founders workshops take place near Honesdale, Pennsylvania, on a lovely farm at the edge of the Poconos, complete with front porch rockers, wireless technology, and the calm of the woods. This year, our new Barn at Boyds Mills, built from local wood and fieldstone, provides a serene space for illustrators to work.

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Highlights Foundation, Inc.

814 Court Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: (570) 251-4500

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