Viviane Schwarz 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.

Viviane will begin this hands on creative workshop by reading the class her book How to Be on the Moon. Then the children will have a go at creating their own enormous class picture book. Using a 10 metre roll of paper folded into pages Viviane will help the children to work in pairs illustrating their section of the story. With plenty of opportunity for team work and collaboration and the chance to plan and create a story through pictures, this workshop will enable all children to take part in the creation of a glorious picture book that could take centre stage in your school library!

Suitable for:
Year 3

The children got their books today - they were so excited, we put in the book plates that you gave us, the children even took the books outside during playtime today to share the poems with their friends!!

A teacher in Manchester

What you need to know

Length of workshop:
Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
Location of workshop:
We will come to your school
Number of children:
Workshops are for a class of 30 children
Suitable for:
Year 3

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Bright and bold felt tips (drawing materials need to be strong and bold so that they show up on a large page - pale crayons and pencils won't have the right effect)
  • Classroom tables to be laid out in a long line
  • Wax crayons
How to Find Gold cover

Each child attending a workshop will receive a FREE copy of How to Find Gold 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 Viviane Schwarz

Photo of Viviane Schwarz

Viviane Schwarz makes books, comics and games. She was born in Germany and studied American Literature and Linguistics at Bonn university before moving to England and studying illustration at Falmouth College of Arts. She has written and illustrated over a dozen picture books and a graphic novel as well as designing games and interactive installations.

More about Viviane Schwarz

Previous workshops with Viviane Schwarz

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:

07866 311486