I have delivered family workshops in pop-up design and illustration in a variety of venues including Verulamium Museum, The Barbican, St Albans Museum, Imagine Festival (Royal Festival Hall), Geffrye Museum and Florence Nightingale Museum.
I can accommodate approximately twenty people (space permitting) where the children are working on their own individual pieces. Group projects can be run using a drop-in system with larger numbers. I’m also very happy to consider themed projects. Please get in touch to discuss your ideas and the cost of the 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.
Please get touch if you would like to make a booking or discuss further.
British International Primary School, Budapest – three days of workshops in pop-up book design
Florence Nightingale Museum
Cunningham Hill Infants, St Albans – creating giant-pop stage sets for The Tempest
Britannia Village Primary School – large-scale class pop-ups based on books
Netley Primary School
Verulamium Museum – large-scale roman kitchen (family workshop)
Akwaaba open day for migrant community at Green Lanes Methodist Church – using 3D pictures to describe where you come from
Putney Park School – 3D illustration in a box
Cunningham Hill Infants, St Albans – re-interpreting paintings from the National Gallery as 3D slot-together dioramas
Three day residency at St Albans Museum – working with families on giant pop-ups about women with a connection to the town
Christ the King Primary School, Islington – African mask project
St Mathews, Luton – class emblems and screen-printing project,
Stroud Green Primary – screen-printing project, create your own logo + class banner
Word 2014 at Islington Museum – retrospective exhibition with work from primary school workshops
Lee Manor High School, Luton with Carnival Arts Creative Partnership – re-interpreting the school charter with symbols and lettering
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
HIgh Sun Camp at Ashley Wood, Cambridgeshire – I do workshops for adults too!
Carnival Arts Festival of Learning, Luton & St Mathews Primary