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This workshop uses my picture book The Red Bridge as the basis for a discussion about writing and illustrating, followed by a hands on workshop where the class will recreate one of the pages from the book.
During an initial 15 minutes of mat time we read the book and discuss the story. Topics covered will be illustrating (and particularly how the illustrations for this book were achieved), different cultural experiences and friendship.
The children are then taken step by step through the process of recreating an illustration from ‘The Red Bridge’.
The workshop includes drawing, cutting colouring/painting.
Using The Red Bridge as a focus this talk covers the process of writing and illustrating a picture book. During the talk I will take the students through each step of creating a picture books from idea to publication. We end the session with a drawing exercise covering facial expressions. Topics: Inspiration Writing (including orientation, […]
In this workshop I use my picture book Collecting Colour as the basis for a discussion about writing and illustrating. During an initial 15 minutes of mat time we read the book and discuss the story. We will look at some real examples of the baskets which inspired the book (I will bring these along […]
This workshop uses my book Because You Are With Me as the basis for a discussion about writing and illustrating picture books. This is followed by a ‘hands on’ collage workshop where the children are shown how to use the tearing technique I have used in the book. During the initial 15 minutes of mat […]