DrawAlong with your Favourite Illustrators
Watch free DrawAlong sessions - short online events perfect for kids and families - with your favourite illustrators on our Facebook page. Expect story readings, exciting characters and of course some arty fun!
DrawAlong with Piet Grobler
Piet Grobler, illustrator of Coyote’s Soundbite by John Agard, shares his technique for fashioning birds of paradise and parrots from paper. Pick up your pens, paper and scissors, and get ready to create some colourful creatures.
DrawAlong with Dapo Adeola
Settle in for a quick introduction from award-winning illustrator and designer Dapo Adeola as he shows us how to draw a Grizzly Bear.
DrawAlong with Sarah Horne
Roll up your sleeves and get ready as Sarah Horne shows us how to draw Pudding the Panda who escapes from Edinburgh Zoo in her book Panda at the Door.
DrawAlong with Nadia Shireen
Tune in to listen to Nadia Shireen read Barbara Throws a Wobbler and learn why Barbara is in such a bad mood. Nadia will then show us how to draw Barbara and her wobbler.
DrawAlong with Sue Cheung
How do you give a cat a haircut? Join Sue Cheung as she shows us how to draw Fuzzface the Cat from her book Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life. Don't forget to look out for a surprise cameo from the real-life inspiration behind Fuzzface – Neo!
DrawAlong with Floor Rieder
Dutch illustrator Floor Rieder shows us how to draw the White Rabbit from her new reimagination of Alice and Wonderland using a scratching method. Using a blank piece of paper, oil pastels, water-based paint (gouache) and a scraping tool such as a toothpick, come and create a beautiful etching of your very own. This event is part of New Dutch Writing, presented by the Dutch Foundation for Literature.
DrawAlong with Allen Fatimaharan
Allen Fatimaharan, illustrator of Llama Out Loud and Llama on a Mission by Annabelle Sami, shows us how to create one of his favourite scenes from the series. Learn how to draw Levi the Llama as he and Yasmin get up to mischief using some dark felt pens, pencils and paper.
DrawAlong with James Mayhew
Unleash your creativity with this amazing event featuring James Mayhew as he teaches us how to draw to music. James reads one of his tales from Once Upon a Tune before coaching us through how to draw intuitively to In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg. Grab a pen or some paint – anything that allows you to move quickly across the page – and get ready to fill your paper with sketches.
DrawAlong with Harriet Muncaster
Harriet Muncaster teaches us how to draw our favourite characters from the Isadora Moon series. Put pen to paper and learn how to doodle Pink Rabbit and Isadora in this wonderful event.
DrawAlong with Eilidh Muldoon
Eilidh Muldoon explains some of the wonder and power illustration holds before reading My Grandfather’s Song (Òran Mo Sheanar in Gaelic) by Catrìona Lexy Chaimbeul. This event looks at conveying movement and emotion in drawings as Eilidh teaches us how to draw the boy character as both a young child and teen.
DrawAlong with Kate Milner
Writer and illustrator Kate Milner reads from her book Sorry Mrs Cake before explaining some of the magic and techniques that go into creating her wonderful characters. Join her in recreating some of the delicious things Mrs Cake has prepared for everyone on paper.
DrawAlong with Anders Frang
Tap into your wild side with Anders Frang as he shows us how to draw some of his favourite Scottish animals – the wildcat and the beaver. Grab some coloured pens and pencils to get started.
DrawAlong with Hazel Terry
Artist and illustrator Hazel Terry shows us her fossil collection and how to print fossils using leaves, paper, plastic packaging and felt tips.
DrawAlong with Beatrice Blue
Get ready to get mystical with Beatrice Blue. Beatrice shows us how to draw a unicorn, dragon and mermaid in this exciting adventure in the fantastical. Pick up some coloured pens and pencils, and get ready to unlock your imagination.
DrawAlong with Sarah van Dongen
Sarah van Dongen joins us from Amsterdam to teach us how to draw some deliciously festive cakes and decorations from her book The Neighbourhood Surprise. Pick up some coloured pens or pencils and get cracking. This event is part of New Dutch Writing, presented by the Dutch Foundation for Literature.
DrawAlong with Lucy Farfort
Lucy Farfort shows us how to draw Amy from Afraid of the Dark by Isabel Otter and Sarah Shaffi. All you need to get started is some paper, a pencil, an eraser and some coloured pencils or crayons.
DrawAlong with Madeline Pinkerton
Dragons don’t have to be scary. Join Madeline Pinkerton as she takes us behind the scenes of A Dragon Story and shows us how to bring Tumeric the Dragon to life on paper. You’ll need some paper, paint (preferably red and yellow), some paintbrushes, water and a pencil.