Helen Stephens Workshop

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

In this hands-on and lively illustration workshop Helen Stephens will work creatively with a class of children encouraging and inspiring them to develop their own piece of work.

Suitable for:
Years 2, 3 and 4

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
Location of workshop:
We will come to your school
Number of children:
Workshops are for a class of 30 children
Suitable for:
Years 2, 3 and 4

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Pens and paper for the children

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 Helen Stephens

Photo of Helen Stephens

Helen is an award-winning author, illustrator, best known for her international bestselling How to Hide a Lion series. Her books are published in about 30 languages worldwide. Helen loves to try new ways of working: some books are made by hand on paper, some are a hybrid of handmade and digital, and recently Helen made a picture book entirely on Procreate. She lives on the windy Northumberland coast with her family and her dog, Peggy.

More about Helen Stephens

Previous workshops with Helen Stephens

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

Natalie McKie

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

07827 444399