Drawing Teacher to the World!
“…it was a brilliant day which the children and adults loved!”
I’ve written and illustrated over one hundred and seventy books that span the ability and interest of primary school children. I’ve visited hundreds of schools and libraries at home and abroad and have built up a vast wealth of experience which I love to share with children and teachers alike.
I’m a Storyteller, Illustrator and Award-Winning Drawing Teacher to the World on Youtube, so you get three in one!
See my Drawing Videos —– Click here for a story now!
“Thank you, Shoo, for a brilliant day. We are all fizzing with excitement!!
Every child really enjoyed your amazing talks – they are all reading your books frantically.
They have been inspired and motivated, taking your advice to invent characters and use
mind-mapping to write their stories, from the youngest child to the oldest pupil in school.”
email now or call Shoo on 0 (44)1594 837386.
Storytelling is my real passion – telling stories and drawing the pictures too. I love showing children and adults how to draw – especially the ones who say they can’t draw!
I’ve a huge amount of experience – any audience – any age – schools, libraries, art colleges, festivals or conferences to children, students or grown-ups. You will find me fun, confident, adaptable, enthusiastic and very hard-working.
Why invite me?
You know my books and enjoy them.
You want inspiration to read, write and draw more.
You want your pupils to be really excited after my visit and your library borrowings to go up.
Your pupils have read or studied one or more of my books.
You want to give pupils an enjoyable, mind-broadening experience
What I do
Storytelling - I choose a suitable story for the group I’m with, explain where the ideas came from, show how to draw the characters. Then I perform the story and we all have a huge load of fun. I love to teach the children how to draw the characters. This often gives the children “ownership” of the character and makes them want to write their own stories about the character afterwards.
Crazy Projects - I usually wish I’d never said yes, but by the end I’m glad I did! – I’m open to ideas for crazy projects you might have in mind. I’m also very happy to open school libraries and be involved in other events too.
I can work with many themes including Vikings, Space, “Horror”, Creation Myths and Adventure. I love working with the infants – reception and nursery too!
Please feel free to get in touch by email or phone 01594 837386 to discuss your ideas.
TRAVEL – I live in the Forest of Dean – that’s on the Welsh side of the big loop in the River Severn.
I’m happy to travel anywhere, home or abroad.
Booking me – I am a busy person, but I do like to say yes!
An author’s schedule is quite elastic so I may just be able to fit you in.
I’ll be very happy to talk to you.
||TRAVEL – I live in the Forest of Dean – that’s on the Welsh side of the big loop in the River Severn. I’m happy to travel anywhere, home or abroad.
Booking me – I am a busy person, but I do like to say yes! An author’s schedule is quite elastic so I may just be able to fit you in.