A 3 Week Online Course: Illustrating Books for Children Online Course can be done independently with email feedback from Kristen Balouch. 

—to Inspire and Encourage the Children’s Book Illustrator in you. This course is designed to create the visual foundation for your original children's book project and help you on your way to make it ready to pitch. The course Includes three illustration lessons, samples, mood boards, and assignments—plus loads of picture book samples. And I am available for advice and encouragement along the way.

                           — Kristen Balouch (Author & Illustrator) 


Writing Books for Children is a great prequel to this course!


  • A lesson on visual storytelling 

  • An assignment

  • An inspiration board

  • Loads of book recommendations

  • Advice and encouragement from a published author and illustrator of children’s books


Taught by: Kristen Balouch

  • I’m a children’s book author and illustrator (Published since 1999) with over 8 award winning children's books.

  • I’ve worked with most of the major children's book publishers in the USA.

  • I’ve loved and followed the industry for over 30 years.

  • I taught Senior Computer Illustration at Pratt Institute.

  • I’ve worked in-house as a marketing designer for Random House Children’s Books.

  • And...  I’ve raised two book loving children.

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