“Tarsila is warm, friendly and enthusiastic. Her workshops are a great mix of chat, readings and interactive drawings!
Highly recommended!”
Maedhbh Rogan McGann - Cruinniú na nÓg, Creative Ireland

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!

For more details, please
 Events Information Sheet

or send me an email


Happy clients


“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, Gorey
“Children were active and given confidence in a comfortable and fun environment. I would recommend Tarsila’s workshop. It’s fun, encouraging, exciting and engaging, in which learning took place.”
Jennifer Behan - Scoil Bhríde Nurney
“Tarsila’s workshop was fantastically well planned. She simplified drawing so much for the children that they were all well capable of doing the drawings and were so proud of their work! Tarsila had a great way with the children and made it realistic for them by showing pictures she drew when she was their age.”
Amy Kelly - Model School Athy
“Tarsila’s workshop was hands-on and got the students engaged. She is a great demonstrator and has a very good rapport with the children. It was very age appropriate and fun for all students”
Suzanne O'Hurley - Maynooth Primary
“Tarsila’s workshop was excellent and really well done. The best part was being taught how to draw! I loved the structure of being taught something and then having a chance to make it. It was great fun!”
Mary Mac Suibhne - Celbridge Library
“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 Roscommon
“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
“With cheerful high spirits, illustrator Tarsila Kruse led a very enjoyable and wonderfully insightful Halloween workshop at the National Gallery of Ireland. Tarsila has a natural ability to keep children engaged in the activity over the course of a workshop session.
The workshop itself focused on the creation of wacky Halloween characters one might find reading an illustrated children’s book. By breaking the process down into a series of objects and shapes, Tarsila demonstrated in an easy to follow way, how characters can come into being. She invited participants to draw along with her and in the process, encouraged everyone to give their characters a personality. The session was greatly enjoyed by children, parents and grandparents alike. We would have no hesitation in hiring Tarsila again in the future. Her workshop was well prepared and delivered with great energy.”
Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire - National Gallery of Ireland