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!