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.
Diane and Christyan Fox are a multi-award winning author and illustrator team who have created over 50 international-selling children’s books and stories for BBC TV. Now Christyan can teach you the secrets of creating an appealing children's book for the contemporary market.
When time allows we sometimes run weekly evening or morning courses aimed at beginners, intermediate and advanced groups of writers and illustrators.
If you’re unable to commit to a weekly course, or it’s too far to travel, we also run one-to-one workshop sessions from our home studio in Thames Ditton.
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. Although it's not a 'learn-to-draw' class, it will show you how best to focus the abilities you have.
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 with only minimal writing or drawing abilities all the way up to people with more experience of writing or illustration at a professional level. 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 and others with only stick-men figures... there's no 'right' way to do it.