2018 › Ipswich

Catherine Rayner Workshop

The Children’s Bookshow allocates four free workshops for schools who attend a related theatre performance. Each child participating receives a free book to take home and keep.

In this fun and interactive session with award-winning picture book illustrator Catherine Rayner, the children will have the chance to look at the many different stories she has written and illustrated. She will read the class Sylvia and Bird and talk to them about how she went about drawing Sylvia. The group will then have the chance to be illustrators themselves. Working with Catherine they will create their own dragon that can do anything they like – fly, leap, swim…

Suitable for:
Years 1 and 2

The authors in the Children’s Bookshow seem very experienced; the most important thing is an author’s ability to relate to children – and of course the quality of their work. This feels like a quality organisation.

Teacher, London 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 1 and 2

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Pens and paper for the children
  • Thick black marker pens
  • Coloured pencils, crayons, pens for the children
Harris Finds His Feet cover

Each child attending a workshop will receive a FREE copy of Harris Finds His Feet to take home and keep!


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 Catherine Rayner

Photo of Catherine Rayner

Award winning author and illustrator Catherine Rayner was born in Harrogate and now lives in Edinburgh. Much of her inspiration for her illustration comes from her pets, but the vision for her first picture book, Augustus and His Smile came from watching the tigers at Edinburgh Zoo! This book was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2007.

More about Catherine Rayner

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.
  • Check that the free books accompanying the workshop have arrived. These books are for the children to take home and keep, and they may like to ask nicely for them to be signed.
  • The offer of a cup of tea is often greatly appreciated!

Have any questions? Get in touch

Liz Neville

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

Email
liz.bookshow@gmail.com
Phone
07866 311486