I run a ‘How to Make a Book’ workshop, which covers researching, creative thinking, drawing skills, writing skills and self-editing, as well as working as a team. This is an 2 day workshop either for schools or children’s summer schemes, that can be broken down into 8 one hour lessons.
Having worked in publishing for over ten years covering all aspects of book production, and also having experience of running art workshops in schools, I created fun and accessible course with supporting materials and worksheets to take children at primary school on a project from ideation to creation as a team.
Together in groups of 2-5 they will have a lovely non-fiction book on a curriculum supporting topic, to reinforce that semesters leaning and leave them with a physical book they’ve engineered from their own tastes and perspectives. The materials are only available with the school visits, though I just attend 1- 4 visits as the budget of the school can accommodate. If only one visit is possible, I can provide teachers notes free of charge once session one is complete. There is also an instagram handle should you wish to share final work with me at the end of the project – I find its the easiest place to avoid any trolling and allows me to feedback personally on the children’s work. The wonderful thing about this course is the emphasis for kids to find their way to process and translate information, helping them find their own personal way to make information engaging and memorable for them.