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SOLD OUT: Create a Picture Book Character

Online workshop for adults
4 February 2023
13:00 – 17:00

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Create your own compelling picture book character in this one-day online workshop with expert guidance from award-winning author and illustrator Claire Alexander.

Illustration of brown bear in grass.
Sketches of bears

You’ll explore successful characters from classic picture books and discover what makes them appealing to children, parents, carers, teachers and publishers.

You’ll write a character study based on an animal of your choice, then bring it to life using collage, creating a colour vignette with personality and charm.

This workshop is also a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into a successful picture book-maker’s practice. You will find out about Claire’s published projects and get useful tips on how to present your ideas to publishers.

About Claire
Claire Alexander  is an award-winning author and illustrator with more than 15 years’ experience creating picture books and teaching. Her recent books include The Think-Ups! and the third book in the ‘Ploofer’ series A Little Bit of Respect. Recent collaborations include illustrations for Emma Perry’s Puddling, and Sean Taylor’s Humperdink Our Elephant Friend and The Snowbear.

What people say
“Excellent teaching pace and content with a blend of learning for all types of students.”

“Claire is a wonderful tutor. I was a bit worried that I would feel out of my depth as I haven't studied art or worked in a creative field, but she was very encouraging and supportive.”

“Claire is an amazing teacher and her knowledge is outstanding.”

Illustration of a bear sitting on a suitcase looking up at the moon

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