Children's Picture Book Writing & Illustration Boot Camp [Online Class]

Children's Picture Book Writing & Illustration Boot Camp [Online Class]
Published author Abi Rayner and published author illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo will walk students through the process of developing your own unique voice in writing and illustrating for children. If reading picture books has inspired you to think about creating your own,  Introduction to Picture Book Writing and Illustrating will put you on the right path, and help you avoid the many pitfalls that beset beginning children’s writers. Author Illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo will guide students through the creation of their own dynamic characters. Through weekly prompts and virtual meetings, the two instructors will help students find ideas, develop memorable characters, drive plot, and structure their manuscripts.

Tech Requirements: Wifi, a computer or other device with a built in camera, and a Zoom account. Students will receive an email with instructions prior

Materials: Please bring paper and pencil to your first class!

Registration: Need some help to register? It’s (usually) easy to register for classes online, but if you are having problems please email If you would prefer to call, you can call the Education Department at (609) 269-4923 between 11am and 1pm.

About Barbara DiLorenzo: Barbara DiLorenzo is a children’s book author and illustrator (RENATO AND THE LION, Viking 2017 and QUINCY, little bee books, 2018). She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, and studied under Mary Beth McKenzie at the Art Students League in New York. She is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society as well as the Society of Illustrators. Barbara loves teaching at the Arts Council of Princeton where she aims to bring out the best in all artists. To view her work, visit
To view Author/Illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo’s work, visit

About Abi Rayner: ABIGAIL RAYNER grew up mostly in England with a couple of years in Greece thrown in. She moved to New York City in her twenties where she worked as a reporter for British newspapers. Abigail is the author of The Back Up Bunny (NorthSouth Books, Mar, 2018) and the forthcoming I Am a Thief! (NorthSouth Books, Sep 2019). She now lives in New Jersey, with her husband, two kids, one cat, and two puppies who steal everything.
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Dates: May 6, 2020 - Jun 10, 2020
6 Session(s)
Instructor: Barbara DiLorenzo
Members: $ 180.00 | Non-Members: $ 205.00
Material Fees: $ 0.00
Full, Waitlist Available