Illustrating and Writing a Children's Picture Book


24 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Got an idea for a childrens picture book? This 8 week project-based course will allow you to bring your ideas to life. Learn about the key stages of planning, writing and illustrating for children.

Course content

  • Write and prepare a children's story
  • Make a storyboard
  • Design for book illustration
  • Learn illustration techniques
  • Develope your own story


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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An interest in writing, drawing and/or illustration will be beneficial. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.

Suited to

This is for students who wish to find out about preparing a manuscript, contemporary illustration techniques and children’s storybook publishing in Melbourne.

Additional notes

Course Presenter - Lorette Broekstra Lorette is a graphic designer and an award-winning illustrator of children's books. She has won the Crichton Award for illustration and has been short listed for a number of other awards. She has published many picture books both in Australia and overseas.


Students will gain an awareness of the process involved, practical skills and techniques, recognising elements of a good picture book and a list of local publishers.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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