Course Details

Drawing Skills

  • Anatomy
  • Perspective-space-volume
  • Colour-Light-Mood
  • Composition
  • Drawing
  • Sketching
  • Space
  • Texture
  • Critically evaluate children’s literature
  • Children’s Writing
  • Response to Literature
  • Literature in Textbooks

Understanding Children’s Literature

Tools, Techniques and Styles

  • Analog – Conventional/Experimental. Mixed Media
  • Digital – Vector and Roster
  • History of Art (International, Indian including folk)
  • History of illustration
  • Role of Illustration

Story of Illustration

Building Narratives

  • Story/Narrative Structure
  • Character Development (Emotion , mood)
  • Time and space
  • Memory imaginations
  • Types/Genres of narratives (Film, TV, Theater)
  • Traditional forms
  • Understanding Genres, Context
  • Research and referencing (visual and textual)
  • Genres (Fiction, Non-fiction, Textbooks)
  • Diversity, Representation
  • Context (Social, Economic, Political, Cultural Codes, Gender)
  • Accessing Text (Point of view)
  • Understanding through writing
  • Reading Pictures/wordless picture books

Interpretation of Text

Contemporary Illustration

  • Studying, Knowing, Criticuing, Appretiating, Understanding
  • Publishers
  • Book reviews
  • Awareness of contemporary world
  • Journals
  • Articles/papers

Reflective Reading and Writing

Child and Society

  • Notion of Childhood (Visual + Text)
  • Steriotypes
  • Body Image
  • Childhoods – Understanding Diversity
  • Genres – Different kinds of illustrations (Sequential, cover, poster, Textbook, Literature)
  • Readers – Age Appropriate

Uses of Illustration

Book Design

  • Book layout
  • Text Image relationship
  • Formats – Sizes, Paper, binding
  • Dummy
  • Pagination
  • Fonts, Basis of Typography
  • Printing finishes
  • Cover design
  • Size of illustration
  • Scanning
  • Colour Correction
  • Bleeds and cuts
  • File Nomenclature
  • File Formats
  • Composting and Digital Masters
  • Relevent Softwares

Book Production

Project

  • One mini and one final book
  • Pitch your Proposal
  • Communication of work
  • Professional fee, contracts, Royalty
  • Publisher relationships
  • Copyright laws
  • Portfolios/self promotion
  • Sending manuscripts
  • Maintaining deadlines

Professional procedures

Book fair

 

Internship

Dates for Contact Classes:

2019

August

24-31st

September

22-29th*

October

16-23th

November

23-30th

December

17-24th

2020

January

5-8th

February

22-29th

March

24-31st**

April

17-26th

May

Internship

*28-29th September 2019 – Exhibition of 3rd Batch’s Artwork **25-26th April 2020- Exhibition of 4th Batch’s Artwork

Venue of the Contact Classes:

Hoshangabad Campus Six of nine classes would be held in Hoshangabad Other January, March