Alexis Deacon Workshop

The Children’s Bookshow allocates four free workshops for schools who attend a related theatre performance.

In this hands-on fun and creative workshop, Alexis will be talking to the children about collage and colour. Everyone will make their own bright and colourful collage creature, and then using the medium of play, the workshop will explore colour theory - which colours are cold, which are warm and what happens when you mix them together!

Suitable for:
Years 2 and 3

We had such a good session with Alexis. The kids were really engaged with the drawing and observation. They all love their books too... Thanks you so much. The Children's Bookshow is brilliant.

Sue Dearie, Librarian at Blue Gate Fields Junior School

What you need to know

Length of workshop:
Approx. 1 hour
Location of workshop:
We will come to your school
Number of children:
Workshops are for a class of 30 children
Suitable for:
Years 2 and 3

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard that Alexis can write on
  • Black pens for the children
  • Lots of coloured paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors

Book a related theatre performance to be eligible for one of four free workshops

This workshop is allocated to a school attending a specific theatre performance with 30 or more children; visit the performance page to find out more and book:

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About Alexis Deacon

Photo of Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon has always loved to draw and has been keeping sketchbooks since he was a small child, when he would often move from playing games with toys into drawing stories about them.

Alexis started work on his first picture book, Slow Loris, while studying illustration at the University of Brighton. He spent many hours in a zoo sketching a slow loris and then created the story of the creature's secret life after the visitors had gone home. Alexis' second book, Beegu, about a lonely baby alien trying to find its mother on Earth, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

More about Alexis Deacon

Previous workshops with Alexis Deacon

On the day

  • Please inform your school receptionist that our artist will be arriving so they can be welcomed warmly.
  • A teacher must be present throughout the workshop.
  • Make sure that all the materials that our artist has requested are ready and available.
  • Please let us know if any of the children have particular requirements, and ensure that their normal carer is present.
  • The offer of a cup of tea is often greatly appreciated!

Have any questions? Get in touch

Jo Daley

Your contact for this performance is Jo Daley, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

07769 216493