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Upcoming Events

  • Nesting!
    Nesting!
    Thu, 14 Mar
    Zoom
    14 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Zoom
    14 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Zoom
    It's Spring so lets draw some nesting birds!
  • Back to Black - Drawings on the dark side!
    Back to Black - Drawings on the dark side!
    Thu, 04 Apr
    Zoom
    04 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Zoom
    04 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Zoom
    I thought it might be fun to take our sketchbooks for a walk on the dark side, who's with me??
  • Introduction to Illustration & Visual Storytelling
    Introduction to Illustration & Visual Storytelling
    Mon, 20 May
    Zoom
    20 May 2024, 18:00 BST – 24 May 2024, 21:00 BST
    Zoom
    20 May 2024, 18:00 BST – 24 May 2024, 21:00 BST
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    We're bringing back the original Holly & Emma Picturebooking course for anyone who missed out on it the first time round. Honestly we love this course to bits & were thrilled by the response it got, we're so excited to bring it back!
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Meet Emma

Emma Levey is an Author, Illustrator & Picturebook maker based in Wales, who, in between making books and raising her toddler Reuben, also lectures in illustration at the University of the West of England. So it perhaps goes without saying that Emma knows picture books inside and out! 

Aside from impeccable taste in feathered friends, Emma's talent for turning creatures into characters & crafting beautiful stories for them is joyful. Her enthusiastic knowledge of the natural world weaves it's way into her illustrations & stories, building believable, heartfelt tales that are a joy to share. 

Years of honing her craft as well as breaking it down to teach, mean Emma is perfectly equipped & practiced in sharing her abundance of practical skills & knowledge.

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Meet Holly

Holly Surplice has been writing & illustrating for children as well as teaching since 2001. Equally passionate about both, Holly loves nothing more than encouraging other creatives to explore & ENJOY their own creative process.

Inspired by nature & the animals Holly encounters, her words & pictures explore love & joy in equal measures. Her playful illustrations develop from a passion for observational drawing & sketchbookery. 

 

Often found with a guinea pig on her shoulder, Holly has a playful approach to both her illustration & teaching processes. With a focus on instilling & building confidents in her students.

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