Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book Course

Next Available: Sat, 01 Feb 6:00PM
2.0 hours x 10 Weeks
Over 50 people have attended this class
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In this 10-week course for adults, you will be taken on a creative journey on how to write and illustrate your very own picture book for children.  The immersive course will cover all areas used in the publishing industry including:  How to gather ideas, develop your story through structuring and pacing, character design and storyboarding.  Throughout the course, our facilitator will  guide you through step-by-step illustration techniques that are catered to individual style and preferred medium of each student.  

The course is suitable for adults with all skill levels, even beginners.

Topics to be covered in this course:

  • Creative writing
  • Setting up compositions
  • Lighting and shadows
  • Story structure, pacing and rhythm 
  • Experimentation of various art medium
  • Camera angles
  • Character Design
  • Character's expression and movement
  • How to develop simple and effective ideas for your story

The course is presented and facilitated by award winning children's book author and illustrator, Tull Suwannakit, whose books have been published in Australia,Thailand and The US, as well as being translated in more than 6 languages worldwide. Visit:www.TullSuwannakit.net to see Tull's published books and illustrations.  

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What you will learn
  • Learn the practical steps on how to create a story and illustrate for a children's picture book
  • Explore picture book illustration techniques including line, form, colour and composition
  • Develop concept, story, character and structure for your picture book project
What you will get
  • Learn from an award winning published children's book author and illustrator, Tull Suwannakit. www.TullSuwannakit.net
  • All materials are included with the course (except for an A4 sketchbook and watercolour papers))
  • your very own visual illustration portfolio created from the course

What to bring
  • An A4 sketchbook for visual diary
  • Watercolour papers (to be confirmed during the course)
What to wear


Appropriate for



Malvern School of Art

Vendor since 2016

Malvern School of Art  offers established  visual art programs in Creative Drawing, Illustration and Sculpture, with classes catering to children, teens and adults .  Our boutique art school is located in a spacious, light-filled  mid-century building along the vibrant thoroughfare of Glenferrie Road.  We base our teaching on the individual development and skills of each student in a structured yet flexible art curriculum that is transformative and progressive. Through the engaging and resourceful teaching methods,  students  fully explore and express their own artistic creativity, skills and style to realise each of their full potential.

Malvern School of Art is owned and facilitated by award winning children's book author and illustrator, 

Tull Suwannakitr (www.TullSuwannakit.net)

Visit www.MalvernSchoolofArt.com.au to learn more about our school.

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Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Malvern School of Art or organised by Malvern School of Art must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Malvern School of Art.


I agree to give Malvern School of Art unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Malvern School of Art classes and events or on Malvern School of Art's premises. (For use of Malvern School of Art marketing materials).


Malvern School of Art requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Malvern School of Art requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Malvern School of Art to organise a refund or transfer

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Aik Chin

26 September 2019 • Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book Course

This has got to be one of my favourite workshops! I enjoyed it very much. Tull has been amazing. He is patient and highly knowledgeable. He is a fantastic mentor and his guidance has helped me improve my illustration techniques. I certainly would recommend this course to anyone who enjoys gaining a deeper insight into the art of creating children's book illustration.


25 September 2019 • Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book Course

I loved attending the 'Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book Course' with Tull Suwannakit and am going to miss my Saturday evening creative sessions! Over the ten weeks, Tull explored all the aspects necessary to writing and illustrating a picture story book, including the possible publishing options. He spent loads of time working with us as individuals to discuss our work and encourage us to try different techniques to get the best effect. What a fun experience, thank you Tull!


08 July 2019 • Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book Course

I loved the course and still can't believe how much l've learnt. The tutor, Tull, gave advice and shared his wealth of knowledge in an informative, witty, kind, yet never threatening, way. He went over and above what you'd expect. l would recommend the course to anyone who is interested in writing and/or illustrating children's books. I even just loved what l learnt about painting with watercolours.😊😊

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