Family Picture Books

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

In this fun and interactive course for families, you and your child will learn about the basics of picture book-making, before planning, writing and illustrating your own picture book to take away with you.

Price includes one adult and one child.

Course Content

Together you’ll discuss your favourite illustrated books so you can gain an understanding of the creative process and the elements that help make a picture book successful.

Through a series of exercises you will brainstorm ideas for the character, settings and stories. You will learn how to use storyboards to plan the relationship between the illustrations and text.

Finally, you’ll use a variety of methods to bind your books and create an exciting cover design. The course will end with a short session in which you are encouraged to read your stories to each other.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Children should be aged seven upwards. Parents or guardians must be over 19, and work alongside their child(ren). Children must be aged seven upwards in order to take part. No other children (babies, younger children) will be allowed in the room. No previous experience needed.

First Class Requirements

Bring some ideas and images you have in mind for your story.

Price includes materials.

Extra children can be booked for £15 , email to arrange this.

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our learning resource team on We are here to help you.

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