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 Saratoga Learning Center is offering Regents review, academic review, and SAT/ACT test prep over the summer.  

All tutoring is 1-1 student to teacher ratio.


How to Create and Publish a Picture Book Featuring Vicki Addesso Dodd will be offered over the summer. More Information below...


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How to Create and Publish a Picture Book

Featuring Vicki Addesso Dodd

Dates: July 29, 30, 31 from 10-12 Noon or August 19, 20, 21 from 10-12 Noon

Ages: 4-7 years old

Price per Student: $115.00 / snack and art supplies included for each student

Each student will receive a completed professional soft cover version of their own book.

Place: Saratoga Learning Center/120 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY

Local award winning children’s book author and instructor, Vicki Addesso Dodd has agreed to release two of her original non-published children's stories for your child's use. Each child will have the opportunity to utilize what they’ve learned and fully design and illustrate their very own picture book written by Vicki Addesso Dodd. Upon completion, Saratoga Springs Publishing has agreed to professionally publish each child’s book in the form of a soft cover book. The price of the book is included in the workshop fee.

The workshop will cover:

-Understanding the roles and responsibilities of both an author and illustrator. 

-Learning the true meaning of a picture book and how to correctly follow the story. 

- A reading of A Moose in My Stable by the books’ author, Vicki Addesso Dodd, while the children pretend to be the illustrators and act out their own illustrative expression. 

-Telling a story with illustration through expression. 

-Overview of the characters in the book and their relationships. 

-Fun interactive exercises with facial expression.

-The importance of reading facial expression in picture books and how it relates to daily interaction with friends and classmates.

-Instruction on how to illustrate a real picture book including storyboard, design, layout, and character interaction.