Illustrating Characters and the Stories They Tell with Mary Jane Begin

Description

This class will teach you how to create characters as a way to develop stories. Instructor Mary Jane Begin is an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s picture books, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate and professor in the Illustration Department. Mary Jane explains the importance of narrative in all creative fields, and how to develop them.In this class she covers: The key elements of story creation: working from the inside out, letting intuition flow, working with limitationsSeeking out prompts to springboard storyThe elements of Character developmentMary Jane will give you a prompt to jump start story and demonstrate how to develop it. You’ll learn about the fundamental human response to a particular character style, and how to make decisions that elicit story.



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What is Illustrating Characters and the Stories They Tell with Mary Jane Begin by Creative Live?

Illustrating Characters and the Stories They Tell with Mary Jane Begin is a learning resource for Illustration. It is available in the following format(s): Online class. It is suited for 7th - College students.

What grade level is Illustrating Characters and the Stories They Tell with Mary Jane Begin by Creative Live appropriate for?

It is designed for 7th - College students, but could be useful for students of other ages as well; please look at the description and images to determine suitability.

How much does Illustrating Characters and the Stories They Tell with Mary Jane Begin by Creative Live cost?

It costs about $36. (US)