Hollins University offers a graduate-level Certificate in Children’s Book Illustration. The goal of this program is to help artists develop a personal vision and style for tomorrow’s picture book market. The program is associated with Hollins’ graduate program in the study and writing of children’s books and our M.F.A. in Children’s Book Writing & Illustrating. Noted illustrators, including core faculty Ruth Sanderson and Ashley Wolff, are instructors.
Summer 2015: June 22 – July 31
Children's Book Illustration
Courses explore and improve students’ art skills and knowledge of picture book fundamentals. An in-depth study of both past and contemporary picture book illustrators informs them.
Students undertake four courses of six credits each over two six-week summer terms. The first summer, they take Picture Book Drawing Fundamentals and Creating Picture Books for Children. Picture Book Design and Picture Book Media are taken in the second summer. Creating Picture Books for Children also includes the writing of picture book manuscripts as well as creating storyboards and book dummies.
What You'll Learn
An Encouraging and Supportive Faculty
“Like all artists, I look at the world with great interest and I want to record what I see. All my life I’ve been happiest creating some sort of visual record of the world around me.”
Ashley Wolff is the author and/or illustrator of over 50 children’s picture books.
For more information:
Graduate Program in Children’s Literature
Runs concurrently with the certificate program.
One of the few in the country
Francelia Butler Conference on Children’s Literature
One-day, student-run conference.
Dedicated to the study of children’s literature
Writers-in-Residence and Guest Lecturers
Acclaimed scholars and writers.
Experts from the field