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Simple genius: the art of the picture book

GENRE: Writing for children & young adults
Totleigh Barton

This week, you will find out about the many ingredients that go into creating the best picture books – those that delight children and adults alike, and call you back to explore them again and again. Writers will be invited to turn their hands to picture book narrative, both in prose and verse; artists will develop their skills through the medium of illustration.

All of us will be looking at pace, tone, characterisation, humour, pathos and much more. Along the way, we’ll explore typography, design and production. There’ll be lots of scope for adventure, experiment and – of course – play!

Single room price: £725
Shared room price: £680

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