About the author
I am a qualified award winning artist/designer and the author of this inspirational children's book.
My home is in South Devon, in the Plymouth area, so my visits are usually around that region, but depending on other commitments, I do travel further.
Although I do have a lot to talk about, I do not have set sessions. I prefer to adapt my talks and workshops to the responses and interests of each group and school. This helps to keep my sessions varied, informative, friendly and fun!
Key Stage 1 - Year 1 & 2
For these classes I use my enlarged artwork characters and text to give simple information about writing and illustrating processes. 45 mins approx. Usually one or two classes
Key Stage 2 - Years 3&4, 5&6, 7
My talks vary with the interest level of each group. In general I talk about being an artist, designer, writer, choosing and using ideas, structuring a story, imagining characters and places etc. I use my drawing skills to show how to create the artwork of a character and how to use it in a story. I also like the children to create a story between them for the session. 50 mins approx. Usually two classes, but three can be possible.
I talk about my experiences being a designer for Lego, advertising agencies and newspapers, Theatre design and cartoon characters.
I do about three sessions a day, depending on travel and school timetables.
My fee is £100 for a full day or £75 for a half day, plus travel and any overnight expenses. ( this is of course completely negotiable )
I am full Advanced DBS checked with up to date certification.
My most recent workshop was with Year 3 at Stowton Junior School, Ivybridge.
Contact Lester Jones, Author & illustrator
For more information about the book, or to book the author to come along and do a workshop in schools, libraries parent groups or events please get in touch.
or to buy a signed copy of the Book for £6.99 + postage.
Please contact me using the form below
Please contact me via the form above or give me a call to discuss your pet portrait.