Picture Books

The Journey: Your Path to Publication 2017

With Carmen Oliver, Don Tate, Floyd Cooper and Kelly Starling Lyons

September 24 - 27, 2017

Engagement, collaboration, mentorship, and a rekindling of joy in your path to publication. We’ve all quoted Emerson a time or two: “Life is a journey, not a destination.” But things get a bit less philosophical on our path to publication, don’t they? Suddenly we are so focused on the end…the destination…the PUBLICATION…that the journey becomes […]

Picture Book Illustration: From Conception to Birth 2017

With Tim Gillner

October 6 - 8, 2017

A down-to-earth, hands-on workshop for the illustrator who’s looking for the inside track, packed with valuable pointers and solid advice. Picture book illustration is a highly competitive field. Art directors and editors are not only looking for the illustrator with the right style for a particular book. The edge goes to the professional who’s confident […]

Digital Storytelling: Techniques for Creating Engaging Experiences on Screens 2017

With Warren Buckleitner, Kate Wilson and Katie Paciga

October 22 - 24, 2017

Join us to review the “dust” and the “magic” of the latest children’s digital products, with an emphasis on language, literacy, and digital storytelling. Workshops and/or demos of the latest apps will be given by Warren Buckleitner. Special guest presenters will be Kate Wilson CEO of Nosy Crow; Dr. Katie Paciga from Columbia College and […]

Color, Light, Line, and Texture Hands-on Workshop 2018

With Denise Fleming and Ashley Wolff

April 26 - 29, 2018

Keynotes, workshops and a creative mentor to provide one-on-one support. The Highlights Foundation tackles summer camp a bit differently than with s’mores by the campfire and hiking in the woods (although those adventures are always on our schedule, too). To us, summer camp is a time to find the kind of encouragement for your writing […]

Summer Camp at the Barn: A Week of Creative Mentorship 2018

July 8 - 13, 2018

Keynotes, workshops and a creative mentor to provide one-on-one support. The Highlights Foundation tackles summer camp a bit differently than with s’mores by the campfire and hiking in the woods (although those adventures are always on our schedule, too). To us, summer camp is a time to find the kind of encouragement for your writing […]