The Art of Making Picturebooks for New & Returning Students


Course Code: WWCB Category: Tag:
Start Date: 05/08/2020, 5 meetings
Class Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: LCE Small Conf Room
Instructor: Marit Menzin
Status: Running/Openings


Experience the art of creating children’s books first-hand. Participants will experiment character development, make a storyboard, and a model of the story they are working on. We will then review the formula for structuring a picture book: introduction, story development, and the story’s climax and resolution in relation to its illustrations. We will also examine page layout, design and illustration style, as well as different kinds of art media used in picture books. Participants will draw in class while discussing and learning the above. Assignments will be given.

Lexington Community Education Small Conference Room, 146 Maple Street, access by 328 Lowell Street.

The instructor is an award winning author and illustrator. Her book, “Song for Papa Crow” received a Mom’s Choice Award Gold Honor in July of 2012. Marit is from Lexington, and her art has received various awards.


In accordance with the Lexington Public Schools, Lexington Community Education classes, events, and lessons will not take place from (at least) 3/13-5/4/20. Private music lessons and some group adult classes may be able to use online digital platforms in order to continue with lessons and learning when applicable and appropriate to the topic of study.