I have been visiting local schools in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire for almost eight years to work with children from different backgrounds and levels of ability. I have experience in delivering talks and workshops to any year or key stage.
I offer the following:
An assembly talk or talks to individual key stages or classes about how I became an illustrator and author and what inspired me when I was very young . Plus I show my process of developing characters from rough sketches through to colour artwork and the final books. As well as showing posters, jigsaws, cards and original paintings.
I have many projects to suit different years. Some of the projects involve character invention, storyboarding and mini-books, others involve large display artwork where I create the landscape backgrounds for the pupils characters and creations. Click on the pictures here on the right to see some examples.
Please e-mail if you would like any further information on these talks, and workshops. All activities can link with the curriculum and class themes.