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Playing on the Page: the role of the sketchbook in illustrating books for children

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Using examples from her own sketchbooks, Pam Smy reveals the crucial role these documents play in the research and development required for illustrating children’s fiction.

Pam Smy graduated in BA (Hons) Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, returning to study on the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. She now teaches on the same course as well as working for a variety of publishers including Walker Books, Frances Lincoln, David Fickling, Egmont, Random House and The Folio Society. Pam is the distinguished illustrator of a range of award winning authors such as Penelope Lively, Siobhan Dowd (The Ranson of Dond ) and Linda Newbery ( The Brokenspectre, Lob ). Pam is a key tutor in the long term collaboration between the Faculty of Education M.Phil/Ed route, Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature, and Anglia Ruskin MA in Children’s Book Illustration.

This talk is part of the Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture in Education (PLACE) Group Seminars series.

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