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Andrew Joyner: Draw a story, write a picture

Session Info:

Using student volunteers and audience interaction and suggestions, I show how to draw a scene, and then how to use that drawing to create a story. This session gives insight into how the text and illustrations in a picture book work together to tell a story. It also shows some of the process of collaboration, and how words can inspire a drawing, and how a drawing can inspire a story.

Also includes a fun and interactive reading of at least one of my picture books.

Books discussed include Tim and Ed, The Terrible Plop, Too Many Elephants in this House (all by Ursula Dubosarsky), The Swap (by Jan Ormerod) and my Boris series.

Topics covered:

  • Drawing and writing – working together to tell a story
  • Imagining and creating characters
  • Capturing action, body language, expression and personality.
  • Drawing funny

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