Book Illustration Workshop

With Janet Pickering

2 November 2019 | 10:30am – 12 noon | £15

Dowdales School
Dalton-in-Furness, LA15 8AH

When Janet Pickering retired from teaching in Dalton it was to a whole new second career. She joined an art foundation course at Kendal College before going on to the University of Central Lancashire to complete an MA in Fine Art. While there, the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators gave her a prestigious Undiscovered Voices award for a story illustration. She is now studying for a Master’s degree in Children’s Book Illustrating.

Janet has been chosen to illustrate two novels by best-selling author, A J Hartley. The first, Cold Bath Street, was published last year and the second, Written Stone Lane, this autumn. One reviewer said of the first book, that the illustrations, “enhance the melancholic and haunting tone of the writing.”

Janet will take workshop participants through the process of book illustration, using her own experience as an example, and give tips for aspiring illustrators.