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.
Cunningham Hill Infants, St Albans – re-interpreting paintings from the National Gallery as 3D slot-together dioramas
Cunningham Hill Infants, St Albans – creating giant-pop stage sets for The Tempest
Christ the King Primary School, Islington – African mask project
Putney Park School – 3D illustration in a box
Stroud Green Primary – screen-printing project, create your own logo + class banner
St Mathews, Luton – class emblems and screen-printing project,
Lee Manor High School, Luton with Carnival Arts Creative Partnership – re-interpreting the school charter with symbols and lettering
Word 2014 at Islington Museum – retrospective exhibition with work from primary school workshops
Word Festival Islington – family workshop at Islington Museum, design your own pop-up books
Word Festival at Islington Museum – pop-up book workshops with primary school children
Look Out public art trail – children from Hungerford Primary School painting the second giant pop-up insect
Herewood House School – making you own group pop-up books
Carnival Arts Festival of Learning, Luton & St Mathews Primary