WORKSHOPS

For schools visits, I generally do a whole-school talk, with images projected on a screen, where I speak about myself, my work and how I develop my ideas from start to finish. I also show my books, mock-ups, roughs and take questions.

The workshops are hands-on where I teach basic paper engineering skills which can be built on to produce more complicated pop-up designs. Projects vary from small-scale individual or group pop-up books to whole class/group activities involving large-scale pop-up constructions using corrugated cardboard.

For the very young children, I can read from one of the books and do a ‘live’ drawing session. If there’s time, I can provide a ready-made pop-up framework to use for a class activity creating a giant pop-up.

Examples of my school and family workshops below. Further details are on my Contact an Author page.