Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Art of the Picture Book Dummy Workshop (Tucson)

Date(s) - 01/28/2017
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Pima Community College West Campus,
2202 W. Anklam Road - Tucson, AZ 85709

The Art of the Picture Book Dummy – Presented by Tanja Bauerle and Michael Hale
The picture book dummy is the template in which you will tell your story. It does not matter if you are a writer or a writer/illustrator, if you want to someday see your work published, knowing how to create a picture book dummy is an essential part of the process. Learn how to create one and how you can use this vital tool to improve your craft.

Workshop Agenda:
9:30am Registration/Check-in
10:00am-1:30pm The Art of the Picture Book Dummy – Presented by Tanja Bauerle and Michael Hale

LUNCH BREAK: 12:00-12:30pm BYO (Bring Your Own) Lunch Break and Networking

NOTE: This is a hands-on workshop. Bring two copies of your Work-in-progress Picture Book Manuscript text.

Early Bird Member: $25 (By December 31, 2016)
Early Bird Non-member: $30 (By December 31, 2016)

$30 Member Regular Rate (After January 1, 2017)
$40 Non-member Regular Rate (After January 1, 2017)

Cost of workshop includes all dummy materials except your manuscript. (Lunch NOT included.)

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Michael Hale has spent the last 30 years as a working artist. He has worked as an illustrator, copywriter, concept-designer and even as the Creative Director at the Phoenix Zoo. His career has taken him down many interesting paths and garnered several awards for advertising campaigns, environmental design, event design, and conceptual design. In 2004 he began to pursue additional work in writing and illustrating children’s literature. Since then, he has illustrated three middle grade chapter books and his first Illustrated picture book, “Up Up Up” by Phoebe Fox will be released in August 2016.

Tanja Bauerle, an award-winning children’s book illustrator, is originally from Germany, but grew up outside Melbourne, Australia. She now calls Gilbert home, where she lives with her family and a menagerie of animals including alpacas, a horse and tortoise. Tanja holds a degree in Computer Animation and has illustrated several picture and chapter books. Her illustration credits include The Park Our Town Built, written by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, and The Adventures of Salt & Soap at the Grand Canyon, written by Lori Rome. Tanja is currently writing and illustrating several of her own picture books and is involved in several online writing and illustration communities.

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Before December 31, 2016 workshop tuition only subject to a $10 handling fee.
Before January 14, 2017—50% of workshop tuition
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