Category Archives: workshops

WORD2017

The Word Festival is an innovative programme of activities, events and workshops focusing on and exploring the pleasure of reading, writing and freedom of expression in Islington. Launched in 2012, and delivered annually since then, the Word Festival Programme is … Continue reading

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Pop-up Easter Card

For those who missed my workshop at the Geffrye Museum last week, fear not, here’s the tutorial. Learn two mechanisms and create a chick that flies out of an egg, before coming up with some designs of your own. The … Continue reading

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All In It Together

Below are some examples of the great work produced by the kids at my workshop at the Verulamium Museum, St Albans yesterday. The workshop was linked to a bigger project, All In It Together, run St Albans Arts Team, with … Continue reading

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British International School Budapest

Back from Budapest where I spent time working with the wonderful kids and staff at the British International School. I was helped by the school’s wonderful librarian who acted as my wing-woman for the entire 3 days and made sure everything ran … Continue reading

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Pop-up Beard Book

       If you like beards and pop-up books and have young children, then this is the workshop for you. Make your own beard-themed pop-up creation in my next hands-on, half-term workshop at the Florence Nightingale Museum. For my return … Continue reading

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Time Machine Tutorial

For those who couldn’t make it to my recent workshop at Imagine Festival of the Arts in Sutton, here’s a video tutorial for the pop-up time machine. It comes in two parts: how to draw the time machine and how to make the … Continue reading

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Imagine Festival of the Arts

I’m very pleased that Sutton Council was prepared to book individual practitioners and not just groups and organizations for their ‘Imagine Festival of the Arts’ this month. Yesterday, we ran two 2 full family workshops and an evening session with a smaller, … Continue reading

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Popping up in Stopsley

I was back in Stopsley Primary last Friday to see Y4’s finished pop-up books and to talk to the parents about the 2 day project. After learning a number of basic techniques on day 1 and sharing them between classes, … Continue reading

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Stopsley Primary

First school of the year tomorrow at Stopsley Primary in Luton for a 2 and a half day project in pop-up book design. Day 1 will consist of learning the basics. Each of the 3 Year 4 classes will learn … Continue reading

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Britannia Village Primary

I was back at Britannia Village Primary School last Monday for Day 2 of our paper (cardboard) engineering project. As Year 6 set off for France with their giant pop-up constructions, Year 5s (3 classes) stepped up to the plate to start … Continue reading

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