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ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP WITH MARGRETE LAMOND

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@THE CHILDREN'S BOOKSHOP, BEECROFT

FEBRUARY 10 & 11 2018
9 am - 5 pm

$290

RSVP: staff@thechildrensbookshop.com.au


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WHAT IS IT?

This workshop takes the innovative approach of harnessing neuroaesthetics [the neuroscience of aesthetics] to create vivid images. In a step-by-step & easy-to-follow process, the workshop guides participants through AESTHETIC PRINCIPLES, following a BRIEF, key elements of COMPOSITION, THUMBNAIL DEVELOPMENT, basic LAYOUT, STORYBOARD development, MOOD development & the creation of  a VISUAL-NARRATIVE SEQUENCE of three images,

WHO IS IT FOR?

The unique content of this workshop is valuable in many ways and for many people, including first-time illustrators, students, artists, emerging and established mark-makers, teachers, critics, judges & reviewers.
STUDENTS & NOVICE ILLUSTRATORS – are you new to the world of narrative art and want to know the fundamentals of what generates visually striking work? This workshop is for you …
EMERGING ILLUSTRATORS– are you seeking to add punch to your portfolio? This workshop is for you …
ESTABLISHED ILLUSTRATORS – do you sometimes feel something is missing from your work but cannot put your finger on it? This workshop may well be for you …
TEACHERS – do you long to dig deeper into visual texts to share the secrets of their emotional impact with your students? This workshop is for you …
JUDGES, CRITICS, REVIEWERS – do you sometimes have an intuitive sense of a text’s ‘quality’ but feel unsure of exactly how to pin-point the source or lack thereof? This workshop is definitely for you …

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THE PRESENTER

Workshop presenter Margrete Lamond is an acclaimed publisher with 20 years’ experience in trade picture-book publishing. She produced multiple award-winning titles at Scholastic Press, Little Hare & Hardie Grant Egmont, and is currently Publisher & Creative Director at Dirt Lane Press. Margrete is also a published author and a researcher into neuroaesthetics & visual narrative. 



We are delighted to announce our Very First Book!

The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear

By MARGRETE LAMOND and HEATHER VALLANCE
Available 1 August 2017

The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear is the story of two friends who fall out with one another, and about what happens next. Outrageous, brutal and poignant with a bittersweet ending, it is as passionate and ambiguous as any childhood friendship.

A mash-up of several classical tales, The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear is told with wit and verve, and is embellished with darkly brooding charcoal illustrations.