Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

NORTH EAST: Lynne Chapman – Illustrator Workshop – NOW CANCELLED

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Date(s) - 05/10/2019
10:00 am - 3:15 pm

Central Library, York
Museum Street - York, Yorkshire YO1 7DS

Workshop outline:

Lynne will give an illustrated lecture about her path into children’s illustration, via greetings cards and editorial. She will show how she creates her picture books and explain how she got the opportunities which have allowed her to support herself through her illustration. She will also talk a little about portfolios, agents and school visits.

This will be followed by a practical workshop, where we will look at ways to create ideas for exciting portfolio pieces. Lynne will demonstrate how to bring an illustration to life, how to make your characters empathetic and how to bring action and humour to your artwork. Please brings your favourite drawing materials and A3 paper.

Lynne’s Bio:

Lynne is an award-winning children’s book illustrator, based in Sheffield. She has over 30 published picture books (including Class Two at the Zoo and Giddy Goat) and 3 that she has also written. She has an online masterclass on book illustration, with Bluprint. She has created two large public murals, for children’s libraries in Wakefield. Lynne’s picture books are created in pastels, in the attic studio in her home. You can see them at

Lynne is passionate about drawing. She travels the UK, delivering inspirational lectures and workshops for both adults and children. In 2010, she founded Urban Sketchers Yorkshire and, for 8 years, led free Sketchcrawls for one day each month.

Lynne also works as a reportage-illustrator. In 2018, she spent 2 months in Perth, as artist-in-residence at the University of Western Australia. In 2016 she was artist-in-residence for 10 months at The Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives, at the University of Manchester. She is currently working with York University on a project about Cystic Fibrosis. Lynne’s book Sketching People was published in 2016. You can Lynne’s reportage work at

You can find Lynne on instagram as lynnepencil and on Twitter as @lynnepencil
Her Facebook is also very active at . If anyone is interested, she also has a Facebook page for her stitched textiles work here: