Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Talks about Children's Book Illustration

People sometimes ask me when I am doing events which are open to the general public, rather than in schools. Well, I have several coming up really soon: on Tues Feb 21st in Oldham, on the evening of Fri Feb 24th in Batley, and two on Sat Feb 25th: in Holmforth in the morning and then Huddersfield after lunch.

At 1pm in Oldham Library, I will be giving a 1hr lecture, 'A Life in Pictures', on children's book illustration and how I starting out. I'll also look at some of the other illustration work I've done before finding my way to books, and look in detail at my recent book Bears on the Stairs. It's like an extended version of the short film on my website. 

This event is linked to the exhibition of children's book illustration currently in Oldham: Picture This! If you would like to attend, please contact Oldham Library on 0161 770 8014.

The other 3 events are all a talk plus a workshop: a 30 minute lecture on how I create a picture book, followed by a practical illustration workshop, suitable for adults and older children. 

Details are below. All require tickets: 
adults £2 / £1; children 50p. NB: numbers are limited to 25 per event, so please book online or contact the venues ASAP if you want to come along. 

Feb 24th: Batley Art Gallery 7pm - 8.30pm (tel: 01924 325 040)
Feb 25th: Holmfirth Civic Hall 10.30am - 12.00pm (tel: 01484 222430)
Feb 25th: Huddersfield Art Gallery 2pm - 3.30pm (tel: 01924 324 501)

Hope to see you there!


Julie Clay Illustration said...

Hoping to make the Batley one Lynne, bringing a friend along too, hopefully I can get tickets! See you there. Julie. :)

Lynne the Pencil said...

Great! Let me know if you have any difficulty getting tickets. x

Lisa Thompson said...

These events sound amazing! Perhaps my cousin will have to visit on my behalf again. :) ...any chance any of these lectures will be recorded to be viewed later online?...I expect I'm just dreaming.

Lynne the Pencil said...

Good idea, but we're not quite that clued-up yet unfortunately. Maybe next time John is with me, he might have a go.