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Art Boss - Children's Books 101

  • 25 Apr 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zone5, 1902 E Boulder St, Colorado Springs, CO 80909



Children's Books 101 


 artist April Lavely-Robinson

Once upon a time there was a clever creative searching for a new way to get their art and messages out into the world when along came a submission policy, query letter and bleed lines (OH MY!) and frightened the creative away!

Course Description:

The world of children's literature can be an overwhelming place. Fortunately, there is a fellow creative who knows a little bit about a lot in the land of Picture Books.

Join April Lavely-Robinson as she presents everything from the process of writing and illustrating, self-publishing, traditional publishing, submissions, agents and shares her own journey of becoming an award-winning illustrator.    

Please bring the following supplies with you: 

Art Supplies: note taking materials like a pen and paper or laptop and a child-like curiosity. 


April is a Colorado Springs native, wife and mother of two small children. Her fine art is featured in two local galleries. She attended Pikes Peak State College where she studied Illustration. In 2020, April illustrated a picture book for a self-published author titled The Changing Story, by Ahriana Platten which won silver in the COVR (Coalition Of Visionary Resources) awards and made the Amazon Best Seller list. Since then, she’s written and illustrated two of her own books. When she’s not painting, writing or spending time with family, you can find her rummaging around a thrift store or antique shop


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