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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crafts creations and storytelling workshops

Visual Literacy Festival

Reading Pictures: Seeing Stories is a visual literacy festival organised by The Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians. The idea behind the festival is to encourage children to be able to ‘read’ images to help them understand the world. For the festival this year I am running a series of workshops in which children…

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animals with spoon ears

Ideas for Projects

After a recent cup of coffee with a friend I kept our wooden spoons. I had an idea to make a rabbit decoration for spring. As I moved the wooden spoons around I saw a mouse, a cat and a bush baby. There are many other animal possibilities and I would love to see any…

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