Have you ever finished reading a children’s book and said” I could do better than that!"
Well you could be right, and now’s your chance to prove it.
Join Diane and Christyan Fox - the multi-award winning author and illustrator team who have created over 50 international-selling children’s books and stories for BBC TV - and learn the essentials of creating an appealing children's book for the contemporary market.
We currently run weekly courses aimed at beginners, intermediate and advanced groups.
If you’re unable to commit to a weekly evening course, or it’s too far to travel, we also run occasional one-day workshop sessions from our home studio in Thames Ditton. These are usually conducted on a one-to-one basis but small groups might be accommodated by arrangement.
Please email for more information or call us on 0208 398 0287
Many people have really great ideas for a children’s book, but often have no idea where to start. Our 8-week course sets out with an overview suitable for both writers or artists - then after a couple of sessions we organize the group so that people can concentrate on writing or illustrating, or combine the two.
Students can choose to work on their own or be inspired by what others are doing; we introduce a structure but let everyone find their own level, from complete beginners who’ve never picked up a pencil to people with more experience with writing or illustration. You can come along with a story or character idea of your own, or we’ll guide you in creating them.
There’s no requirement to be a great writer or artist, some wonderful books have been created with no words at all and others with only stick-men figures... there's no 'right' way to do it.