Picture Book Illustration Workshops



A series of 6 workshops for anyone who wants to make their own illustrated picture book. Emilie Geant of www.emiliegeant.com will take participants on a journey to illustrate some text of their own and bring it to life through illustration.

Please Contact the Library to register.


Thursday 1 June   7pm to 8:30pm    Session 1: Select your text and style of your picture book

This session is to show you the main steps to make a picture book. Participants are to bring along words that they want to make into a picture e.g. a good short story, poem, something they wrote, words from a book or choose a book something from the Library’s collection on the night.

Thursday 8 June   7pm to 8:30pm    Session 2: Begin to draft your picture board

Participants begin to make a rough draft of illustrations in order to transform words/ideas into visuals. Dividing text into sequences in order to match illustrations.

Thursday 15 June   7pm to 8:30pm    Session 3: Finalise picture board draft & begin illustrating

Participants create a drafted book to help them work on a pagination that works. Facilitator will explain what is the pagination and why it is important.

Thursday 22 June   7pm to 8:30pm    Session 4: Layout and sequence your picture book

Participants finalise their illustration's drafts and the lay out with the text. Participants start thinking about what materials they will use to bring illustrations to life.

Thursday 29  June   7pm to 8:30pm    Session 5: Finalise illustrations and add text

Participants finalise booklet. Participants may want to finish final illustrations at home to keep up with the last session.

Thursday 6 July       7pm to 8:30pm    Session 6: Put your Picture Book together

Participants put booklet together and start to think about the front and back cover.


Spaces for each workshop are limited so be quick. There is no charge for this event.

Register: A copy of the various registration forms can be downloaded here.

When: Every Thursday from 1 June to 6 July 2017. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Manawatū District Libraries. Cnr Stafford and Bowen Streets.