The Griffins went to Newcastle yesterday to meet Tim Hopgood, the author of many childrens books. Not only does he write but illustrates his books in his own creative style.
He shared his ideas and skills in a step by step lesson on illustrating characters starting with lines! The children chose from crayons, pencils and other drawing equipment. Following Tims guidance they created amazing characters. The story grew from the illustrations, and the illustrations enhanced the story.
The trip was part of the Griffins project on a book called Here Comes Frankie by Tim. Talking together, experimenting with colours and artwork has given children an opportunity to experience a book in a different way. They are loving the artwork!