Hibernating Animals Workshop with Reg and Ann Cartwright

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Nov 16, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM


Ogden Lewis Suite, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing

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0116 252 2320

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Followed by a signing session

NB. This workshop is aimed at 5-8 year-olds. There is another workshop at 3.30pm aimed at 9-11 year-olds.

Join award-winning illustrator Reg Cartwright and his wife Ann for a fun-filled afternoon of drawing and story-telling. Reg and Ann will talk about their work as illustrator and author of numerous books for children, including The Winter Hedgehog, Norah’s Ark and The Proud and Fearless Lion. This will be followed by a drawing and writing workshop on the theme of hibernating animals.

Born in Leicester in 1938, Reg Cartwright has illustrated over 40 books for young readers. From 1960 until 1976, he worked as a commercial artist and art director in Frank Gayton and Gee Advertising Studios, Leicester, later describing this as "the best art training I could have had". In 1976 he took the decision to go freelance as a full time painter and illustrator, and was soon asked if he could make a picture book based on one of his exhibited illustrations, entitled ‘The Pigeon Fancier’. With Patrick Kinmonth he went on to create Mr Potter’s Pigeon, for which he won the Mother Goose Award for the most exciting new illustrator of children’s books in 1980. This was followed by a whole string of successful picture books, many in collaboration with Ann. Ideas for the books often come from walks in the Leicestershire countryside, where Reg and Ann live and work.

An exhibition of artwork and other items from the University’s Reg and Ann Cartwright Archive will be on display in the David Wilson Library Basement throughout the festival.

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