Melissa and I had 12 kids in our week-long Illustrated Storybook class this summer. The kids worked so hard every day and completed fantastic books. They learned how to plan a large art project and follow it through. As for art techniques, the learned collage; spray watercolor with masks; stamping with gesso as a resist and glazing over with acrylic glazes; cutting and using their own stencils; making pop-ups, pockets and other interactive elements; and lots of options for adding text to their pages.
Here are a few of the class photos and finished book pages.