Developing Picture Books Course

Exclusively for students who have completed my beginner’s class, this practical course will help you develop your book idea in a friendly supportive group environment.

During the classes you will:

~ Find your unique style by experimenting with painting techniques in a range of mediums.

~ Build your children’s book portfolio week-by-week, creating relevant artwork to spark interest from the commercial market.

~ Make your story sing! Sharpen your writing and editing skills.

~ Receive support and advice on developing a storyboard.

~ Obtain guidance on marketing your work.

~ Create an action plan for submitting to publishers and agents.



“Claire is very knowledgeable and very generous with us as students by sharing her experience and knowledge. Each session I learnt a lot and went away with more things to think about for my own story. Claire spends time discussing students’ questions, which is very helpful.”

“I like the fact that Claire includes things like using shadows, colour theory etc. As I didn’t go to art college, I find it useful having these kind of things as part of the course.”

“Claire’s great teaching, generous sharing of knowledge – this was truly a fantastic experience!”


I teach this course at the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration, please check their website for course dates and bookings.