I love visiting schools and festivals, and enjoy seeing children get excited about books! I am available as a visiting illustrator to your school, venue, festival or bookshop. I'm experienced in events for years Reception - Year 6, doing assemblies and classroom activities based on my books.
I have done many events around the Marv books at schools and festivals, which are a lot of fun! The event usually involves:
A short introduction about myself and the role of authors and illustrators.
A short reading of a chapter.
A live draw-along.
A collaborative drawing (with the children giving me directions!)
A chance for the children to design their own superhero and side-kick on activity sheets.
Finally, finished with a short Q&A.
I can then visit each class and give encouragement and feedback.
I'm based in Weston-super-Mare but happy to travel, and tailor my visit based on your school's needs.
Please get in touch for a quote. I have different rates for half-days and full-days. For visits outside of my local area I would need to invoice for travel expenses too.
"Paula’s visit to Filton Avenue Primary School was really fun and inspirational! She wore Superkitty clothes and gave a fabulous art display that had the children totally engaged. The children loved inventing their own Superheroes to add to the display. We now have many budding illustrators. Thank you, Paula, for a lovely day!!"
Lydia Trapnell, Reading Recovery Teacher, Filton Avenue Primary School.