Course Description

RISD CE Children's Book Illustration course

Illustration by Grace Saadi

The relationship between words and pictures is crucial to the process of illustrating and writing for children's books. This course provides a comprehensive exploration of this powerful dynamic and offers an opportunity to bring a passion project to fruition. A variety of texts are presented as prompts for assignments, but you may bring your own manuscripts to work on within the context of assignment goals. The emphasis is on giving you options and the freedom to choose texts and develop your ideas. Through a series of guided online presentations and projects, you will see how to pair images and text to bring your children’s book to life.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Jun 17, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $475.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 08, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 02, 2024 to Jun 12, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 17, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

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