On Monday, I visited Romiley Primary School in Stockport. I did a PowerPoint talk to KS2 and then lots of illustration workshops with Y5 and Y6. I had a lovely day, although a 6.30 taxi on a Monday morning was a bit of a shock to the system!
I experimented with doing my train sketching in pen for a change:
During an initial talk to everyone, I stressed the importance of starting a sketchbook if you want to be an illustrator when you grow up and, as I moved around school during the day, it was lovely to be accosted in the corridors by children keen to show me little sketch drawings they had done in notebooks, based on my illustrations.
It was also great to discover that both teachers sitting beside me in the staff room at lunch were quite keen artists on the sly, and one even kept holiday sketchbooks - brilliant stuff.