From Research to Creativity

My Book Making Process

Award-winning author-illustrator Jason Chin gives us a peek behind the curtain!

In FROM RESEARCH TO CREATIVITY: MY BOOK MAKING PROCESS, Jason brings you into his creative process and compares the difference between working on fiction and non-fiction books, including:

  • Researching scientific topics
  • Visual research
  • Communicating science
  • Book dummies
  • Image development
  • and a Q&A session!

"I had read and enjoyed several of his books before, but I have a whole new, deeper level of respect for Jason's process! It's awesome!" - Amy Murrell

"Thank you so much, Jason and Julie. What an insightful and inspiring glimpse into your work, your research and creative process." - Fern Glazer

Your Instructor

Jason Chin
Jason Chin

Jason Chin is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s picture books about science and nature. In Jason's books, he seeks to explain science with imaginative storytelling. His many books include Grand Canyon (Caldecott Honor, Sibert Honor and Orbis Pictus award), Your Place in the Universe, Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Gravity. He illustrated Water is Water and Nine Months written by former 12 x 12 Critique Ninja Miranda Paul. In a word, Jason's work is stunning and we are thrilled to welcome him to the 12 x 12 stage.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

"Fantastic! Thank you Jason, Julie, and Kelli for this wonderful glimpse into the life of an awesome writer/illustrator"

- Marilyn Wolpin

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