There's no set format for these Workshops, sessions with Christyan are formatted to the individual's writing or illustration needs - at any level - with the intention of giving an overview of the current children’s book market including what publishers are looking for.
Previous students have chosen to learn the basics of storytelling, taken a thorough look at plotting, brushed up their illustration and Photoshop skills, received advice on what makes an engaging central character, created illustrator model sheets to bring it to life, learned to break down a story... it's entirely up to you!
The full session includes lunch with Diane and Christyan, during which you can gain a different perspective on your work or discuss any further aspects with Diane.
If you don't have time for a full 5-hour session, or perhaps your project is still in the early stages, Christyan also teaches by the hour (@ £40 per hour, min 2hrs).
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Christyan Fox
Workshops on writing and illustrating children’s books.
Christyan Fox is an illustrator and writer of children’s books and his wife, Diane, is a graphic designer. Together they are a multi-award winning author and illustrator team. Over the last 30 years they have created more than 50 children’s books as well as 22 educational books and stories for the BBC.
Christyan also runs various courses and workshops on creating children’s books. Whether your ambitions lie in writing, illustration or both, Christyan teaches a mixed group on his informal 8-week course for beginners to the more advanced in Teddington.
Please bring examples of your work. Christyan is available to read written work beforehand, if necessary, for an extra fee. Sessions between 10.00am and 15.00pm (timing flexible - homemade lunch included for the full workshop). *Additional students half price if working on the same project.* Mon to Thur weekdays only with a few Fridays available, mainly during school holidays.
Workshop sessions are generally for people aged 18+ No experience necessary.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.