If you have completed Claire’s beginner’s course, these practical sessions will help you develop your written and illustrative portfolio further in a friendly, supportive group environment.
Live online classes will take place 12.30-2.30pm GMT/BST on Wednesday lunchtimes from 22 September to 1 December 2021. No class during half term on 27 October.
Students must have completed Claire's Introduction to Creating Picture Books course.
Need to know
Download and read the Essential Information for more information about what the course involves, how it works and what materials you’ll need, and the Guidance for Participants for further information.
About the tutor
Claire Alexander is an award-winning London-based author and illustrator with over 15 years’ experience creating picture books and over a decade’s experience teaching her bespoke Picture Book courses. She is currently working with Walker Books on two projects, as well as a follow up to her latest title A Little Bit Different. Recent collaborations include illustrations for Sean Taylor’s Humperdink Our Elephant Friend and The Snowbear. Other titles include The Best Bit of Daddy’s Day and Monkey and the Little One, Small Florence and Lucy and the Bully.
Read our Q&A with Claire.
100% of respondents rated Claire’s previous online course as excellent.
“Claire’s course is a superbly friendly and inspirational learning experience… It was such a friendly environment with all the students supporting each other, like a ‘Great British Bake Off’ for writer/illustrators!”
“Claire is amazing. The course was very well structured and I like alternating a writing week with a drawing week. I think there was a lot of information not only about how to make a book but also about the industry itself which is good.”
“Claire is a wonderful tutor. I was a bit worried that I would feel out of my depth as I haven't studied art or worked in a creative field, but she was very encouraging and supportive. The group of students were lovely and also very supportive.”
“The tutor was very informative and approachable. I would definitely like to attend more of her classes.”
“I enjoyed the online experience possibly more than an offline class.”
“I really appreciated the tutor's support and being able to communicate with other participants via the course Padlet.”