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Beatrice Blue

- Illustration and picture book development -


January 10, 11 and 12
Friday the 10th from 6pm - 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 11th & 12th from 10am - 6pm with a one hour break at noon.
Smitstraat 42, Amsterdam

What will you achieve? 

Beatrice Blue’s workshop will focus on the development process of a picture book and illustration, from the first idea to the finished book. 

We will start from an idea and learn all the necessary steps to write and/or illustrate a picture book. We will focus on planning our own project and on the full development of appealing characters. 

In this workshop, you will also learn about how to pitch and put together an idea for an original picture book. We will brainstorm together and speak about the best practices and challenges of facing a project by yourself. 

Beatrice will give two demos during the course, during these demos and the working time she will introduce discussions about usual requested topics; such as story telling, illustration and writing processes, the literary industry, publishers, agencies, balance in between personal projects and work, finding your own personal style to be comfortable and enjoy, tools to work, and developing your portfolio among other interesting topics.

Costs: €350 per person. You can pay everything at once or two installments of €175, one to reserve and the other one at the workshop.

This price includes:

  • A 20h workshop

  • All traditional tools we will use at the workshop, such as watercolor, pencil colors and markers, as well as sketching and watercolor paper.

  • 2 demos by Beatrice Blue

  • Personalized feedback

  • A fun goodie bag

  • Drinks and snacks

What to bring:

  • Bring a laptop with a tablet or an iPad with pencil!

Spots available: 15 max. The course will be in English. 

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The teacher

Beatrice Blue is a a freelance visual developer artist and Illustrator who loves to travel and explore. 

Some of the past and current companies she worked with include: Dreamworks TV, Harper Collins, Square Enix Montréal, Nickelodeon,  Huion, Procreate, 3D total, Lightbox Animation, Frances Lincoln, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lonely Planet and Quarto books among others.


The studio

The course will take place in Smitstraat 42, where Paper Brush Studio is located. A perfect location in Amsterdam Oost, easy to reach by public transport.