Workshop with Jo Empson

Jo Empson

A schools workshop giving children an insight into all the steps that go into creating a picture book; ideas, showing sketchbooks, small mock-up books for each of the stages and talking about the marriage between words and pictures. Jo will then talk to the children about her two latest picture books 'Little Home Bird' and her rhyming book 'Chimpanzees for Tea!'

She will finish with a hands-on creative activity where children will create their own flying 'Little Bird' characters. The children's colourful birds will be collated at the end of the workshop to create a migrating bird swarm/flock display flying across their classroom wall.

RabbitynessMaterials needed:

  • Bird templates printed onto thin card (will be supplied)
  • Coloured pencils, crayons or felt tips pens
  • Magazines/coloured paper for collage

  • Glue sticks
  • Cellotape
  • Fishing wire (will be supplied)

Workshop details:

Suitable for children in Years 1, 2 and 3 
Maximum numbers: 30 children 
Length of workshop: approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
Please note that a class teacher should be present throughout the workshop

Free Gift

Children that attend a workshop will receive a FREE copy of Rabbityness by Jo Empson to take home with them.

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