How to be a Picture Book Author-Illustrator

This full-day workshop aims to start you off in your journey to become a published picture book author-illustrator. Through a combination of short presentations and hands-on studio sessions, you get to learn how to use the picture book form to create original stories of your own.

The workshop comprises the following segments:

  1. What is a picture book and its potential as an expressive art form (1 hour)
  2. Ways of storytelling: How to tell story with the picture book (3 hours)
  3. Character-Design (2 hours)
  4. Illustrate and create your own dummy book (2 hours)

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • understand the language of the picture book
  • learn different ways of storytelling
  • create a short story with storyboarding
  • design your own original characters
  • create a dummy picture book

Anyone can benefit from this workshop; you don’t have to be a good writer or a good artist. If you ever dreamt of creating your own storybook, then sign up for this workshop and come join J.H. Low for day of fun learning experience.

Suitable for 11 years old and above.




The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation and withdrawal policy and accept the terms contained therein.


08 Apr 2023
9AM - 6PM

Singapore Book Council Training Room
90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre, S439053

Course Fee: $150
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $5.12


• 20% off buddy tickets (min. 2 tickets)
• 20% off past participants of SBC Academy**
• Special fixed rates for students and seniors*

*For student & senior citizen tickets, participant will have to present their student pass or senior citizen card on day of talk for verification purposes.

**Request promo code via email to [email protected]


J. H. Low

J. H. Low

J.H. Low is an award-winning author-illustrator of picture books. His book Lemonade Sky (2021) is featured in the prestigious White Raven catalogue 2021 and also won him the Hedwig Anuar Children's Book Award 2022. His recent publications include two graphic novels: Mr Goodchild (2021)and The Visitor (2022). Through these two books, J.H. Low explores existential issues with the picture book form and challenges conventional notion that the picture book is only for children’s consumption.

J.H. Low has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, a MA in Children’s Book Illustration, and a PhD in Art.