Sunday, April 6, 2008

MNSCBWI Spring workshop


Illustration by Christina Rodriguez 2008

Hello everyone.  Sorry for the absence in posts lately.  I have been busy working away in the studio and hadn't realized that I last posted a week ago.  Crazy how time just flies by.  The good news is that the studio work has been going great and should be done with the cover illustration of the children's book by Tuesday.  Then it is just finishing up the rest of the illustrations and hopefully get them all done by the end of April. 

As for a little something different, I wanted to mention that a fellow MNSCBWI  and CBIG member is going to be doing a workshop at the end of the month.  Sara is a great artist and designer and this is poised to be a really educational workshop.  I am definitely going to try and make it. For more information you can go to MNSCBWI website   


Saturday, April 26, 2008, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ridgedale Public Libary, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, 55305
Register at the door: $25 MNSCBWI members, $35 non-members
Light refreshments will be served.

Graphic designer and illustrator Sara Weingartner will:

Take you through the basic principles and rules of graphic design.

Teach you about easy-to-read and highly effective layouts.

Show you how to choose complementary typefaces for your illustrations.

Highlight popular design elements for your business cards, postcards, and other promotional pieces.

Show how to positively impact art directors and editors with design-savvy promotional materials.

Following Sara’s presentation, participants are invited to share their own promotional materials for group critique. This is a great opportunity for all writers and illustrators, both published and unpublished, to get feedback on their business cards, postcards, bookmarks, buttons, and other innovative marketing concepts.

4 comments:

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Hey, thanks for advertising the workshop on your blog, Shawn! I hope to see you there, I know the crit will be that much cooler if you showed off your stuff!

Shawn McCann said...

No problem Christina. I hope to make it there. It just depends on how close I am to finishing the new book. It is hopefully to be done by the end of the month!

Nina said...

Hope to see you there!

Shawn McCann said...

Hope to see you there as well Nina!