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Presentation, with drawing session, based on ‘Arthur and the Curiosity’, which Lucinda wrote and illustrated.
We begin with a slideshow on Lucinda’s background, work and development of ‘Arthur and the Curiosity’, showcasing sketchbooks, references, early drawings, and then explaining story and setting.
This is followed by a live drawing session where Lucinda talks about the character development, and draws made-up creatures to audience suggestions. We then do a quick, on-the-spot physical warmup, before a group drawing session where each child draws their own made-up creature.
Each class should have their own wonderful selection of fun characters by the end of the day.
End with Q&A, summary and chat.
The session looks at how picture books get made, from idea to publication. This can be based on any of Lucinda’s picture books, and is told like a story, to slides, as the book changes and develops as writers, publishers and Lucinda herself make changes. Ideas – where do they come from? Sketches – nothing […]
This is a lively session with plenty of audience participation, poetry readings, live drawing and a group drawing session. The session starts with a short slideshow on what an illustrator does and examples of work. The group then pick a short poem from a hat, we read it and discuss: it is funny? hopeful? gruesome? […]