Picturebook Masterclass with Sarah McIntyre

Join Grumpycorn writer and illustrator Sarah McIntyre to discover secrets of creating your own fabulous book! Learn how Sarah created her own picture books, as she explains about layouts, composition and pace.

Find out how to build drama in your story and consider which points of your story might be the best to illustrate, whether you illustrate the story yourself or want to create a text for an illustrator to tackle. Sarah will start you making your own mini book, walking you through the process, and you’ll have extra time at the end to stick around and finish your project. 

The workshop will be followed by a chance to get books by Sarah McIntyre signed and dedicated, and feel free to bring your portfolio or sketchbook for feedback.   

A fun workshop that will help you to put your ideas for a picture book into practice. 

Duration: 1.5 hours class plus 30 extra minutes of independent workspace time, there will be an opportunity to get feedback and chat to Sarah in this time.  

Age: 16+ 

Spaces are limited and we anticipate high demand, please book early to secure your place.
Cost: £35 per person to include materials, refreshments and a signed copy of one of Sarah’s books plus 10% off Sarah’s other titles on the day.  

About Sarah

Sarah McIntyre is a British-American illustrator and writer of children’s books and comics. She graduated in 1999 from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Russian and a minor degree in History of Art and earned her Master’s Degree in Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts in 2007.

Some of her solo picture books include
* Don’t Call me Grumpycorn (2020)
* Grumpycorn (2019)
* Dinosaur Firefighters (2018)
* The New Neighbours (2018)
* Dinosaur Police (2015)
* There’s a Shark in the Bath (2014)

Sarah also c-authors & illustrates hilarious and highly-illustrated children’s adventure stories with author Philip Reeve. Their publications include
* Kevin vs The Unicorns
* Kevin and the Biscuit Bandit
* Kevin’s Great Escape
* The Legend of Kevin
* Pug-a-Doodle-Do!
* Jinks & O’Hare Funfair Repair
* Pugs of the Frozen North
* Oliver and the Seawigs

To find out more about Sarah click here.

Categories: Arts and Crafts, Guided Activities and Tours

Venue: The Bookery

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  • 25th September 2021 2:30 pm