Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2018 Illustrator Intensive Agenda




Judy Schachner, Author/ Illustrator

Patrick Collins, Creative Director, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers


9:00 am Introductions


9:30 am Patrick Collins: Keys to Successful Children’s Book Illustration


10:30 – 10:45 am – Break


10:45 am Judy Schachner: Influence and Inspiration: Keeping the You in your art.

A spirited examination and discussion about how to be creative, inspired, and still remain unique.


12 – 1 pm – Lunch


1 pm   Critique of Homework Assignments : “Reinterpret Beatrix Potter.”

An inside look at Judy’s reinterpretation illustration and her notes on Potter that accompanied it in the 2016 book, A Celebration of Beatrix Potter. Critique of class homework assignments by Judy and Patrick.


2:30 pm – Break


2:45 pm Patrick Collins: Drawing exercises. Please bring paper, tracing paper, and drawing materials. (optional: scissors and magic tape – Scotch.)


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Judy and Patrick: Q & A – Just Ask.