“Tarsila came highly recommended as a workshop leader and from the moment we initiated contact, Tarsila was excellent to work with”.
Ruth Mulhern - Bookville Festival Kilkenny

My workshops can be adapted to suit different age groups and different durations.

I love visiting schools, facilitating workshops and taking part in events because that’s when I talk and interact with children.

Children are a well of imagination, flowing with ideas and expression and I feel extremely grateful to share with them a little about what a professional illustrator does and – the most fun part – dive deep with them into drawing so they can create their own illustrations and stories.

When I visit schools, libraries and do other events I aim to inspire children to express themselves through drawing. I can share a little about my own journey into illustration and then we explore different avenues to make drawing happen – either with a Character Drawing Recipe, a Build-a-Story-Then-Draw Session or a Big Collective Doodle Drawing .

I like to invite children to share their own creations and provide teachers and libraries with resources on my website so they can complement activities after my visit.

If you’d like me to visit your school or library or take part in your event, get in touch!

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“Tarsila tailored the workshop for us specifically, she was extremely accommodating and pleasant to deal with, I will be booking her again in the future!”
Aoife O'Toole - dlr Mill Theatre
 “The workshop was interactive and the children produced some interesting pieces themselves using Tarsila’s Quick Drawing Cheat Sheet.”
Mrs. Lawlor - St. Joseph’s Primary School in Gorey
“Tarsila was great, couldn’t fault her workshop in any way. She was just that little bit different and the children loved her! She brought out the best in all of the kids, even the quiet kids, was well able to interact with the crowd and read them so well. It really was a pleasure having her in Roscommon as part of the Bookworms Festival!!”
Meliosa McIntye - Bookworms Literary Festival
“Tarsila came highly recommended as a workshop leader and from the moment we initiated contact, Tarsila was excellent to work with. While her work as an illustrator is charming, we were delighted that she was just as good on other aspects of developing the events for Bookville Festival. The audiences greatly enjoyed the workshops and it was interesting to see how she skilfully worked with younger learners both as a sole workshop leader and as a collaborator with author Myra Zepf. We knew she’d be super as she was such an excellent and warm communicator so even work emails from Tarsila made us smile”.
Ruth Mulhern - Bookville Festival Kilkenny