Short Courses

Picture Book Illustration I & II

Explore the world of children’s book illustration with award-winning Singaporean Kid Lit author and illustrator Quek Hong Shin. A structured course that involves lectures, hands-on activities, sharing and critique, the course aims to be a comprehensive introduction to the creative process of creating picture books. Learn basic drawing skills, composition, character design, storyboarding and illustration techniques using traditional and digital mediums. Hong Shin will also share his personal experience as an author/illustrator in Singapore.

If you are passionate about picture books or want to tell stories using illustrations, this is the course for you.


Picture Book Illustration I

No. of classes Days Dates Time
8 Every Sat 6 May – 24 Jun 2023 10:00am – 1:00pm

Picture Book Illustration II

Available on demand / upon invitation.

Application Information

Course materials

Notepad and writing materials. Other art materials to be advised before the course start date.
Cost of materials: approximately $40, to be purchased by participants.

Who should attend

Art enthusiasts, art and language students, teachers, educators, parents, and/or anyone keen on children literature.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit
National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy


Note: Course fee not inclusive of application fee and GST.

$301.60 (applicable for Picture Book Illustration I only)
(after National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy)

Note: NSA fee is inclusive of GST.