Marta Altés Workshop

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

Give your children the memorable experience of working creatively with award winning author/illustrator Marta Altés in their own classroom. With help and encouragement from Marta children will have a rewarding and fun time creating their own pop up picture using lots of colour, and cutting and sticking!

Suitable for:
Years 1 and 2

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 1 and 2

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 Marta Altés

Photo of Marta Altés

Marta Altés is a Spanish award-winning creator of many picture books. She studied graphic design in Barcelona and then an MA in Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art where she now teaches. Her touching story of the relationship between a grandfather and his grandson in her picture book My Grandpa won the Jack Ezra Keats New Illustrator Honour in the USA.

More about Marta Altés

Previous workshops with Marta Altés

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

Katy Webster

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

07904 068084