Alongside my illustration work I run creative workshops for all ages. I have several pre-planned Bestiary Project workshops but can also work with you to develop an original workshop plan tailored to your event or subject choice.
I work on an as-needed basis as a supply teaching assistant for Nurseries and special needs schools and so I am experienced in working with children of a wide range of ages and abilities. I also possess an up to date and full DBS check.
If you are interested in arranging a workshop with me, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and pricing.
The Bestiary Project is my long-term personal project encompassing the set of illustrations seen here on this site and a series of workshop plans designed to facilitate the creation of chimera-style monster characters. The workshops can be tailored to suit various age ranges and the resulting illustrated creatures and event photos are uploaded to a dedicated Tumblr blog to become part of a growing modern digital bestiary. The workshops are intended to facilitate creative thinking through the use of random stimuli. They're great fun for all ages and can be tailored to fit locations or themes as necessary.
"Abi's 'Enchanted Museum' session for the 'Twilight at the Museums' family event in February was fully booked and well received by all. Visiting families commented on her creative ideas and the broad scope of the activity, allowing them to discover more about museum objects in surprising ways!
Museum Learning Officer Melanie Worgan adds:
"Abi suggested some wonderful new ways we could use the collection, morphing items together to create mythical museum creatures. It was the perfect introduction to the museum for young visitors and their parents (who enjoyed making their monsters as much as their children!)."
Museum of Cambridge
"The children really enjoyed working with Abigail. They were enthused and engaged with her input and drawing and ultimately drew some fantastic beasts/creatures themselves. I particularly like the way that she stimulated the children's creativity by using lots of different descriptive words for them to choose from."
St Matthew's Primary School