Exhibition – Frogs, Bears and Unicorns: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration

Sat 15th July – Sat 2nd September 2017


This summer West Yorkshire Print Workshop are celebrating the Art of Children’s illustration with Frogs, Bears and Unicorns by Lisa Stubbs and Gillian Tyler.  During the school holidays you can hear Lisa and Gillian read their stories as part of a programme of family storytelling events and children’s workshops in the gallery on Huddersfield Road in the centre of Mirfield.

Highlights include storytelling for under 8s, Story & illustration workshops for 8-12 year olds and messy inky fun with ‘Inky Fingers Print Club!

Lisa Stubbs said “I’m really excited to be sharing my work with children and families, having some fun telling stories and making. For me it’s all about inspiring children’s imagination, that’s what the Lily and Bear stories are all about, so I’m looking forward to inventing grumpy feet and setting off in our magic story boats! ”

The fun begins on Tuesday 1st August when Lisa Stubbs, author and illustrator of the popular Lily and Bear books will be reading her story ‘Grumpy Feet’ and leading playful craft activities for children under 8 years and parents.
For 8-12 year olds there is a fantastic opportunity to meet and work with illustrator Gillian Tyler who will be leading ‘Make me a Story’ workshop on Tuesday 8th August where children can invent and illustrate their own mini storybooks to take home. Gillian Tyler is best known for her illustration work for Alan Ahlberg and most recently Michael Rosen with ‘The Bus is for Us’.

Children’s workshops continue through the holidays with a Storytelling workshop by Lisa Stubbs on 15th August and a Printmaking workshop on 22nd August. Gillian Tyler will be reading The Snail House by Alan Alhberg on Wednesday 23rd August with an opportunity to meet and draw real live snails! Author and artist Clare Walker will also be reading her newly published ‘The Graffiti Web’ in a storytelling and making event for families on 30th August.
WYPW round of the summer of children’s illustration with a further chance to meet the artists on 2nd September at a closing drinks reception.

These workshops follow a hugely successful opening event as part of Mirfield Arts festival.

You can book the workshops , which cost between £3 and £6 per child, online via our Education – Children’s Workshops page or telephone 01924 4497646

The exhibition is open throughout the Summer holidays, with lots to play and explore for young ones, including story corner, dressing up and drawing.


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