SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat June 16, 2018 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Illustrator Intensive, with Laurent Linn

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/16/2018
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Location
Preservation Park
1233 Preservation Park Way - Oakland, CA 94612


SCBWI SF NORTH & EAST BAY REGION PRESENTS

Illustrator Intensive 2018

with Laurent Linn of Simon & Schuster

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Preservation Park

1233 Preservation Park Way

Oakland, CA

USE YOUR STYLE TO INTERPRET

A CLASSIC WORK OF ART

AUDITING SEATS STILL AVAILABLE –

NO “FULL PARTICIPANT” SLOTS REMAIN

 

 

You’ll develop an illustration from sketch to finish with feedback from Laurent Linn, Art Director at Simon & Schuster.  Choose one of six master works and reinterpret it with your style, your media, your imagination. This will be fun, artistically challenging, and result in a great new portfolio piece when we’re done!  Register early to avoid disappointment.

Select one of these choices that speaks to you.  Interpret it in your own, unique way. Feel free to change or alter it in any way you like- substitute the people with new invented characters or your own established characters, or children, animals, etc. Whether you change the costumes and scenery or simply interpret the images as rendered but in your way, the final image should clearly bea recognizable interpretation of the original, but showcasing your style.

 

MASTERPIECES TO CHOOSE FROM

(larger jpegs will be provided upon registration):

Self-Portrait, by Malvin Gray Johnson (1934)

Marie Antoinette and her Children, by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1787)

Arnolfini Portrait, by Jan Van Eyck (1434)

Young Mother Sewing, by Mary Cassatt (1900)

Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli (c. 1485)

Snowflakes, by Uemura Shoen (1944)

 

LAURENT LINN  is Art Director for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Linn began his career as a puppet designer/builder in Jim Henson’s Muppet Workshop where he was the Creative Director for the Sesame Street Muppets, winning an Emmy Award. Currently, at Simon & Schuster, Linn art directs picture books, middle-grade, and teen novels, including Moon’s Almost Here, by Tomie dePaola; DRAW!, by Raúl Colón; Better Nate Than Ever, by Tim Federle; and the Rot & Ruin YA series by Jonathan Maberry. Linn is on the Board of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and is Artistic Advisor for the annual Original Art exhibit at the Society of Illustrators in New York. He is also an author and illustrator: his illustrated teen novel is Draw the Line. Find him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @LaurentLinn, and www.LaurentLinn.com

 

 

 

 

FEES AND CANCELLATION POLICY

—Two Ways to Attend—

 

FULL PARTICIPANT (NO SEATS LEFT IN THIS CATEGORY – SOME AUDITOR SEATS STILL AVAILABLE)

(will submit an initial sketch for feedback, then show their final piece on the day of the event for comments and suggestions from Laurent)

Before April 9th: SCBWI members: $139 Non-members:$169

After April 9th: SCBWI members: $159 Non-members $189

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Refund Policy for Full Participants: Full refund less $25 admin fee until March 22nd. From March 23rd to April 22nd, refund of $100 if spot can be filled. If the spot cannot be filled there will be no refund.

 

AUDITOR

(will not submit work, but will attend the event on June 16th to see the full participants’ final work and hear Laurent’s introduction and feedback)

Before April 9th: SCBWI members: $69 Non-members: $99

After April 9th: SCBWI members: $79 Non-members $109

Refund Policy for Auditors: Full refund less $25 admin fee until March 22nd. From March 23rd to April 22nd, refund of $39 if spot can be filled. If the spot cannot be filled there will be no refund.

 

After April 22nd, no refunds except in extreme circumstances

 

DEADLINES

Monday, April 23rd by 8pm: Full participants will submit a jpg sketch showing their plan for the final piece to Julie Bayless, Illustrator Coordinator (julie.bayless(at)comcast.net).

When you are submitting your initial sketch, please use this format for the file name:

YourLastName_YourFirstName_sketch.jpg

and put the words “Illustrator Intensive sketch” in the subject line.

 

Friday, May 4th:  Laurent will respond via email with feedback.

 

Wednesday, June 13th by 8pm: Full participants submit a jpg of their final illustration to Julie Bayless, Illustrator Coordinator (julie.bayless(at)comcast.net).

When you are submitting your final jpg, please use this format:

YourLastName_YourFirstName_final.jpg

and put the words “Illustrator Intensive final” in the subject line.

 

Saturday, June 16th:  Full participants bring either the original or a digital print of their final illustration when we meet at Preservation Park.

 

If full participants miss their sketch or final illustration deadlines, they may still participate as auditors, but may not show their work on Saturday, June 16th, or be eligible for feedback from Laurent.

 

COFFEE AND SNACKS PROVIDED

Tea, coffee, water and light snacks will be provided. We recommend you eat breakfast prior.

NO LUNCH WILL BE SERVED

Bring your own lunch or purchase from local restaurants (list of options).  A list of options will be sent following registration.

 

SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH

On the Illustrator Intensive day, Saturday, June 16, please bring your original final art piece (or printout if you work digitally). As a group, Laurent will discuss each attendee’s final piece projected on the screen, looking at how it is successful in showing style as well as how it could perhaps be improved.

9:00 – 9:30 am:  Welcome and Introduction by Laurent Linn
9:30 – 12:30 pm:  Laurent will discuss the first half of the full participant’s final pieces (includes a 15 min break)
12:30 – 2:00 pm:  Lunch – bring your own or purchase from local restaurants
2:00 – 5:00 pm:  Laurent will discuss the second half of the full participant’s final pieces (includes a 15 min break)
5:00 – 5:30 pm:  Q&A and final comments

The goal is to challenge you to truly analyze your style—how do you create art in a way like no one else? Also, our goal is for everyone to learn from each other and be inspired and energized by talking about art with fellow creative people. While attendees may be at different experience levels and perhaps a bit shy of sharing their art in front of others (aren’t we all?), the day will be positive with the good energy of children’s books.

 

PARKING INCLUDED

Parking is across the street from Preservation Park at CITY CENTER WEST GARAGE (12th St. and MLK Jr. Way)

Program is subject to change without notice, although we will make every effort to let you know.

Questions? Contact Julie Bayless, Illustrator Coordinator.  julie.bayless(at)comcast.net

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When you register for this event, you will be asked to abide by this policy.