summer reading challenge 2023

Explore York Workshops

For the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 Explore York have a fantastic range of activities and events for children during the school holidays. I will be running nine upcycled creations workshops at nine different libraries and all the details can be found in the programme on page nine. The workshops are all free but places need…

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Four Collages 2023

Collage Workshop

I will be running a collage workshop at the lovely All Saints Church on 2 August 2023. It is an evening workshop for adults and we will be creating a series of collages and enjoying a glass of wine. Tickets can be booked here:

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make space for girls

Make Space for Girls

I am delighted to be involved with this important campaign to encourage older girls to experience the mental and physical benefits of being in their local park. During the month long programme of events I will be running a Watercolour Painting Workshop. The wide variety of events and activities on offer can be found here:…

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york art gallery illustration workshops

Illustration Workshops

It was wonderful to have a full house at the first of my illustration workshops at York Art Gallery. Thank you so much to everyone for being such a fantastic group and for creating such a diverse range of incredible characters. Here are the dates for the remaining three workshops and the information needed to…

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marvellous and mischievous

Marvellous and Mischievous

From 10 February to 4 June there will be a very exciting exhibition at York Art Gallery. With around forty books, manuscripts and original artwork it features rebels from children’s literature. During the exhibition the gallery are holding a series of related events and I am delighted to be involved. I will be running four…

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wreath with robin

December Workshops

In December I will be running two workshops at the beautiful All Saints Church on North Street. The church contains one of the most important displays of medieval stained glass in the British Isles. It also has incredible wood carvings including an elaborate wreath and a ceiling of decorative angels. They have inspired a wreath…

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york makers winter fair flyer

York Makers Winter Fair

I love designing the flyers for the events held by York Makers and here are all the details of the next lovely event. For an introduction to all the makers please do visit their Facebook or their Instagram account.

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made by hand at home supplementary page

Almost a Year

It has been almost a year since the publication of Made By Hand At Home. I have been so grateful for the response to the book and for the opportunities that have arisen from it. It was published in time for the school holidays with the hope that it would offer parents ideas for fun…

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york hospital 2d exhibition lucy monkman

Exhibitions at York Hospital

At the end of last year I was invited to exhibit in the 2D and in the 3D art spaces at York Hospital. For the 3D space I was asked to display some of the projects that I created from recyclable materials for the book. The projects all use items widely available in the home.…

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