Have you ever wanted to create your own picture story book, but don’t know where to start?
Art Friends now offer an online step-by step- workshop simply called
Bright Books and Birds
In this module we will make a brightly coloured picture story book using papers you will learn to make with pastels and dye. We will then look at creating characters and learn the basics of picture story writing before putting it all together to finish your own story book. This is suitable for all ages, and a great activity for families This five-lesson workshop introduces students to the following experiences.
- Developing a story
- Creating both foreground and backgrounds
- Using different art techniques both wet and dry and using them to create a picture story book.
Exercise 1: We start our story making unit by using oil pastels and food dye to create our own unique coloured paper. Playing with these exciting processes will give us a bright and colourful starting point for a series of collages that will form the body of the book.
Exercise 2: After discussing what is needed to create an interesting story we will set about drawing simple characters that would work well with our story. We will use a chart system of drawing that will give us plenty of options to draw upon as we finalise our characters.
In this module we will make a brightly coloured picture story book using papers you will learn to make with pastels and dye. We will then look at creating characters and learn the basics of picture story writing before putting it all together to finish your own story book. This is suitable for all ages, and a great activity for families.
- Exercise 1
- Exercise 2
- Exercise 3
- Exercise 4
- Exercise 5
Exercise 3: Using our coloured papers we will begin by creating a series of unique backgrounds. We will look at the importance of layering and learn a few tricks to perfect our scissor skills
Exercise 4: With the backgrounds done we can now work on the body of the book collaging each element. We need each page to be different but must make sure our characters are consistent with their colouring and general shape.
Exercise 5: We will finish off this unit by designing and completing the cover and adding additional elements to the body of the story including text bubbles. We will also look at other ways you could use the beautiful paper you have made.
We will combine our new drawing and painting skills to build your knowledge and confidence. Lessons are for beginners or to more advanced.!
I do hope you will join me for Bright Books and Birds – Robyn
- Food dyes set of 3
- L-12 oil pastels 1 pkt
- Cartridge paper A3 130gsm x 25msheets
- water sprayer
- watercolour brush no 6
- Cover Paper A3 asst (12 sheets)
- wide brush 25mm
No artistic skill is assumed in all of our lessons. All modules are suitable for clients to work with a facilitator.
1. Basic skills. Some may need direction. Be able to hold a brush or pen. Able to follow simple instructions.
2. Building on Basics. Able to create simple shapes and patterns. Maintain concentration for a longer period.
3. Capable. Follow simple instructions independently.
4.Competant. Independent worker able to try new challenges