Current Course Schedule

Picture Book Workshop

If you’ve ever thought: I’ve always wanted to write (or finish!) that picture book, here is a chance to get going. This is a nuts-and-bolts workshop that focuses on making your story better. Rhythm. Pacing. Voice. Dialogue. Universal themes. Choosing just the right words. These are just some of the things we will look at with a view to giving a uniquely picture book shape as well as your own very personal touch to that story. Participants should come to class with at least the beginnings of a story.
  • Course Number
  • Focus On
    Across Ages
  • Category
    Career Development, Online
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $195 3.0 CTLE or 0.3 CEU


Summer 2 2022

  • Section 1:
    • Amy Hest
      Amy Hest
      is the author of more than 45 books for children of all ages, including The Summer We Found the Baby (Candlewick Press, August 2020), In the Rain with Baby Duck (winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award), When Jessie Came Across the Sea (Christopher Award Winner), and Kiss Good Night (a New York Times best seller and Christopher Award Winner). Hest's focus is on family relationships and she wants you to know that everything she writes is personal! Ms. Hest has an MA of Library Science from C.W. Post College and a BA from Hunter College.
I "Valued so much Amy’s wisdom and advice as we read through our books, as well as hearing and learning through others and their individual work."

"I learned how to create art in a variety of media/ materials step by step. These are invaluable skills to know. These things have helped me personally to be more creative and given me ideas for how to teach others. I also learned about how to journal about my work and write an artists statement."