Dublin Writers Festival and Children’s Books Ireland invite you to Get Drawn In to a unique celebration of European picture book makers. The city has come alive with specially commissioned illustrations from our resident picture book makers Hervé Tullet (France), Sarah McIntyre (UK) and Laureate na nÓg, Niamh Sharkey (IRL). Children can flex their creative abilities in a wide range of workshops, monster drawing sessions and other arts activities in schools, libraries and venues across the city. Picture books open up the wondrous world of literature and visual arts. It’s time for Dublin to Get Drawn In.
Duration 10.30am – 12pm Venue Meeting House Square or The Ark (weather dependent) Drawing invades Temple Bar as Meeting House Square is transformed with large rolls of paper and art supplies. Grab an oil pastel in your favourite colour and jump head first into our large scale communal drawing session led by French picture book creator and illustrator Hervé Tullet. Work with your classmates to create a whole new universe of scary monsters! Suitable for 2nd – 4th class pupils.
Duration Time 10.30am –12pm Venue Meeting House Square or The Ark (weather dependent) Create your own huge monster comic and let it loose on Temple Bar! Comic book artist Sarah McIntyre will be on hand to inspire the scariest monsters you can think of! Suitable for 2nd – 4th class pupils. Tickets both school events are FREE, but booking essential, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hervé Tullet is multi-award winning and has exhibited widely internationally, including in Tate Modern. He has published over 60 books, which have been translated into over 25 languages, and include the innovative “The Game of..” series, I am Blop, The Five Senses, The Book with Hole and Press Here amongst many others.
Sarah McIntyre makes picture books and comics with three other artists in an old police station in London. Born in Seattle, Sara moved to London, ran an art gallery, and went on to study Illustration at Camberwell College of Art. She has won numerous awards for her books which include You Can’t Scare a Princess, When Titus Took The Train, Morris the Mankiest Monster, Vern and Lettuce and her most recent You Can’t Eat a Princess.
Niamh Sharkey is the current Laureate na nÓg 2012-2014. Among her awards are Mother Goose award and The Bisto Book of the Year. Her many publications include: Irish Legends for the Very Young, Tales of Wisdom and Wonder, The Ravenous Beast, Santasaurus, I’m a Happy Hugglewug, On the Road with Mavis and Marge. Niamh is the creator and executive producer of Disney Junior’s animated preschool television series Henry Hugglemonster.