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Art of Making Children’s Books – G2007111

Workshop ID: G2007111
Dates: July 5 - July 11
Price: $775.00 - $1,540.00

Do you have a children’s book idea floating around in your head that you’ve never quite gotten down on paper? This is the class for you. We’ll talk about that seed of an idea and with the help of the class, we’ll grow it into a full-fledged 32-page picture book. Perhaps you’ve dabbled in art and want to try to illustrate it yourself but are unsure of your artistic abilities, we can help you develop a visual voice. Or maybe you really just want to get the words down and have someone else illustrate it one day. Either way, by the end of the session, you should be well on your way to having a storyboard of your book and a plan of action for how to make it into the book you’ve been dreaming about. Co-instructed by a painter and an author, this class will cover the basics of children’s book making and will include time in the studio with qualified and enthusiastic instructors that have your back if you want to experiment. This is going to be a blast! Let’s make stories together!!


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,195.00
Camping w/Electricity & RV - No Meals$850.00
Camping w/Electricity & RV - Meals$1,055.00
Camping - No Meals$785.00
Camping - Meals$990.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,465.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,540.00
Colter Jackson

Colter Jackson is the author and illustrator of the picture book Elephants Make Fine Friends (Penguin 2015). Her writing and illustrations appear in The New York Times, Epoch Magazine, Bellevue Literary Review, Hippocampus Magazine, GOOD

Jacqueline Norheim

Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim is an artist, designer and illustrator from Oakland, California. Her artwork has shown in San Francisco, Chicago, Oakland, and New York. She is a recipient of the Gertrude Murphy Fellowship and Helene

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note: Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night for rooms with communal bath, $100 per night for rooms with private or shared bath when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space. For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1017 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Sunday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Thursdays - Mondays, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.
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