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Online intensive course: Planning a Non-Fiction Picture Book

Online intensive course for adults
28 April to 26 May 2023
Fridays, 10:00 – 14:30

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This in-depth intermediate level course will support you to create your non-fiction book, with guidance from award-winning illustrator Owen Davey. You will learn how to research effectively and plan your pages, while developing your unique way of creating images. You will get valuable insight into how to take your book to the next level by presenting it to publishers.

Illustration showing a dinosaur skeleton
Illustration of a blue dinosaur

Our small class size of no more than 16 students will ensure that you receive personalised feedback from Owen in a relaxed and friendly learning environment. By the end of five weeks, you will have a plan for your book, some finished spreads and the knowledge you need to take it forward.

About Owen

Owen Davey is an award-winning illustrator who has worked with clients including Lego, WWF and National Geographic. He is the lead illustrator on the award-winning app Two Dots. His picture books have been published in over 17 languages. His Fanatical About Frogs book was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards and longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 2020.

What our students say

“Owen was generous with the details about his process. I loved seeing his work and the work of others he admires. I also appreciated hearing about how he connected with his clients and agents.”

“A worthwhile investment”

“Owen gave valuable thought provoking feedback which challenged me to improve and develop.”

“A good balance between lecture-style content, feedback and time to work on our own projects with Owen there as a guide”

“I've made quite a big leap forward in understanding where I am going!”

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