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SOLD OUT: Storyboard a Mini Picture Book

Online workshop for adults
4 November 2023
Saturday, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT

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Learn how to use layouts and pace to create a compelling story in this one-day online workshop.

With expert guidance from award-winning author-illustrator Claire Alexander, you will learn how to tell a simple story with dynamic images and layouts. You will learn about pace, building drama and which points in a story to illustrate. By the end of the workshop, you will have created a 16-page thumbnail storyboard that can be made into a dummy picture book.

This workshop is recommended for people with some experience of drawing. Our small class size of no more than 20 students will ensure that you receive personalised feedback and group support in a relaxed and friendly learning environment.

Illustration of 3 adults, sitting on a sofa with a dog on the floor in front of them. The adult on the left has two children in their arms, and the other adults each have a child in their arms.
Puddling by Emma Perry © Claire Alexander

About Claire

Claire Alexander is an award-winning author and illustrator with more than 15 years’ experience creating picture books and teaching. Her recent books include The Think-Ups! and the third book in the ‘Ploofer’ series A Little Bit of Respect. Recent collaborations include illustrations for Emma Perry’s Puddling, and Sean Taylor’s Humperdink Our Elephant Friend and The Snowbear.

What people say

“Claire was absolutely terrific. An excellent teacher, and very generous with her ideas.”

“Brilliant! I've come away with two ideas (possibly three) for picture books that I can work on.”

"Excellent teaching pace and content with a blend of learning for all types of students."

“Tutor was really excellent, had useful insights and could answer all questions very helpfully, supportive environment.”

This course is now sold out. If you'd like to be notified when it runs again, email

Pencil illustration of three adults with one pushchair with a child in it, with the backs of three children as they run towards the adults.
Pencil illustration of an adult in the middle with a toddler on their shoulders, around them are other pencil illustrations of the toddler.