Let the Wild Rumpus Start: Illustration for Children’s Books

Instructor: Christina Mrozik, Ages 13 and up, $150

In this 2D course we will be exploring the theme of children’s illustration and how to tell complex story with image. Using pencils, paints, pens or other medium, we will explore how to connect our imaginations with that of our inner child, brainstorming ideas and discussing how to create images that are honest, passionate and so accessible that a child might find it of importance. This course is for any level drawer/painter because the most important tool for letting the “wild rumpus start" is one’s curiosity. 


“Grown-ups desperately need to feel safe, and then they project onto the kids. But what none of us seem to realize is how smart kids are. They don’t like what we write for them, what we dish up for them, because it’s vapid, so they’ll go for the hard words, they’ll go for the hard concepts, they’ll go for the stuff where they can learn something. Not didactic things, but passionate things.”  ― Maurice Sendak