Illustrating a Children's Book with Carrie Hartman

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Carrie Hartman received her BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Her award winning illustration work includes book illustration, editorial work, character designs for a nationally animated commercial, greeting cards, advertising, animation projects, comic books, paper designs, identity and branding for companies, and murals. She has illustrated over 20 picture books, one of which she authored, since 2004. She is currently writing several of her own picture books.

Her stylish illustrations have appeared in New York Magazine, American Baby, Midwest Living, Seattle Monthly, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine, the Hartford Courant, St. Louis Magazine, the Star Tribune and the Baltimore Sun. Some of her clients include HGTV, American Greetings, Office Depot, Target, ING, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Nature Made Vitamins, Sterling Publishing, Encyclopedia Britannica, Lerner Publishing, and the Minnesota State Fair.

Her work has received multiple industry awards including being honored by the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators. The popular picture book, My Mouth Is A Volcano, received the top award in 2006 for the best illustrated children’s book for the educational industry by the Association of Educational Publishers.

Carrie has been a member of the design faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, teaching in the illustration department, since 2004. She is a frequent guest speaker for children's literature conferences, literary and library events, book festivals and school visits.

Jump on board this creative class to learn more about illustrating for children's books.  Join award-winning illustrator Carrie Hartman for a two-day workshop exploring the wide range of children's book illustration, from traditional to contemporary, on Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11.

Students will learn what makes a children's book unique; how to communicate through illustration; and how to conceptualize and storyboard ideas. Carrie Hartman will also demonstrate a variety of materials that can be used to illustrate a book. Students will be encouraged to experiment with different media and begin to create their own children's book artwork, from the sketch phase to final illustrations. Discussions about creating work towards the goal of being published in this competitive field will also be discussed.


Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Many of our classes fill up early - so don't wait too long!

We take phone reservations with a valid credit card.

Call: 507-732-7616

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Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992