Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Chris Gall, Illustration, Illustration Event, Illustrations Advice, Presentations, Writing Event

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators of Arizona


The Art of the Picture Book

a workshop for writers and illustrators

Saturday, September 17, 2016

at the One-Oh-One Gallery In Downtown Mesa

The Art of the Dummy

By Tanja Bauerle & Michael Hale

The picture book dummy is the template in which you will tell your story. It does not matter if you are a  writer or a writer/illustrator, if you want to see your work published, knowing how to create a picture book dummy is an essential part of the process. Learn how to create one & how you can use this vital tool to improve your craft.

A Matter of Style

Featured Presenters Chris Gall & Juana Martinez-Neal

These talented & successful author/illustrators have made their mark in the picture book industry with their unique style & expertise. One using digital media, one with a more traditional approach… both with remarkable results. They will discuss their processes, techniques, provide demonstrations in their chosen media & share their successes with picture books & beyond.

Illustrators can sign up for a private, 15-minute portfolio critique with Chris or Juana Portfolio reviews are limited & will be assigned on a first come, first served, pre-paid basis. Please specify your first choice for review upon sign up.

Schedule of Events:

9:30am-11:30am:     Create Your Picture Book Dummy with Michael Hale & Tanja Bauerle

11:30am-1:00pm:         Lunch (On your own) & Scheduled Portfolio Critiques

1:00pm-2:30pm:          Picture Book Illustration: Digital Media with Chris Gall

2:30pm-2:45pm:          Break

2:45pm-4:15pm:          Picture Book Illustration: Traditional Media with Juana Martinez-Neal

4:30pm-5:30pm:          Scheduled Portfolio Critiques

Join us for a KidLitMingle at Volstead’s (Wine & Coffee Bar) immediately following the sessions

More Information and Registration


Sept. 17, 2016 –  9:30am to 4:30 pm


One-Oh-One Gallery, 101 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201

Seating is Limited. Register online at or call (602) 579-9735 for info

Early Bird Rates available Through August 31th, 2016, SCBWI Members must be logged in to get their member rates.