Thursday, April 12, 2012

SCBWI-AZ Motion Picture to Picture Books Workshop

Presents a New Workshop for Illustrators

Motion Picture to Picture Books

A Workshop for illustrators interested in incorporating cinematic sensibilities into picture book illustrations.

April 14, 2012

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Molly Idle
and Grand Prize Winner of the 2010 SCBWI Annual Juried Illustrators Portfolio Showcase


The Schaar-Idle Workshop
1048 W. Greenway Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85282

Morning Session
Motion Picture Basics:
A guide to "reel-time" visual storytelling.
Afternoon Session
Workshop Assignment** focused on
Critique, Breakdown, Revision
*Pre-Workshop Assignment

Choose ONE of the following nursery rhymes:

  • Humpty Dumpty

  • Jack and Jill

  • The Cat and the Fiddle

  • Georgie Porgie

  • The Lion and the Unicorn

  • Create a series of 3 illustrations (sketches only) based on the sequence of the events in the rhyme.

    Bring the sketches to the workshop revision and apply motion-picture making principles to revise.
    What to Bring to the Workshop
    Kneaded Eraser
    Brown Bag Lunch and Beverage
    Morning Coffee and Snacks will be provided.
    SCBWI Member Rate: $40.00
    Nonmember Rate: $55.00
    Go to for a downloadable registration form.

    Make Checks payable to SCBWI AZ
    Bring Registration Form and Check on Saturday, but please RSVP by Email today.

    About Molly Idle Molly Idle has been drawing ever since she could wield a pencil at the tender at

    of 18 months. However, her professional career began slightly later. After
    graduating from Arizona State University with a BFA in Drawing, she worked for
    Dream Works Feature Animation Studios. After five years, and a number of film
    credits, Idle left the studio and went to work in the world of children's book
    illustration. Now Idle is an accomplished and respected illustrator of picture
    books for young readers.
    To learn more about the work of Molly Idle, visit

    Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Barnes & Noble Storytime - Saturday, April 14th - 11:00 am

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    Hi everyone,
    Just another quick announcement about an upcoming story time/book signing that I will be having. If you are in the area, come and join me at the Barnes & Noble in Surprise. I'll be reading some of my books and we will have some fun crafts to do afterwards. Stop by and say hi.

    Barnes & Noble - Surprise Marketplace

    13719 West Bell Road
    Surprise, AZ 85374

    Saturday, April 14th. 2012

    11:00 am for an hour or so
    Happy creating to all.