Paul Geraghty on
World Book Day
Paul Geraghty in action
Paul Geraghty's visits usually feature:
Two inspirational 60-minute presentations (three,
if pupil numbers exceed 300) in a day, to audiences of 100 - 150
at a time (ages 4 12 & adults) on the subject of picture
books, encouraging children to read, write, draw and think creatively.
He will also leave behind two or three signed, coloured felt-tip
sketches done on the day. (Usually schools keep and frame these,
but they fetch around £150/£200 each if auctioned.)
Every presentation is different, but will contain elements of the
Paul Geraghty inspiring creativity at the Tate Britain
- An introductory drawing, TV cartoon
style- 'How it is not done'
- 'Readings' from his books, whilst drawing
and showing slides simultaneously, or
- Storytelling whilst drawing (if no projection
facilities are available)
- An interactive talk on ideas for stories
- The stories behind some ideas that became
books (as well as some that didn't!)
- Drawing in front of the group, (showing
how a picture is built up, starting with a mess and gradually
Demonstration of a variety
of facial expressions through quick sketches during the telling
of a story.
All illustrated with
actual examples of idea doodle-sheets, presentation thumbnails
(a kind of cartoon strip miniature of the story used to show
to editors), rough drawings, finished illustrations, proof
prints, the book as a large running sheet - prior to cutting
- bound proofs and finally the finished book, which is then
read to the group, all followed by questions from the group.
Fee £450 plus travel expense (from New Malden, Surrey).
On the day he would
need a flip chart, projection facilities for Powerpoint (if
possible), some floor space for the audience, a sense of humour
(and a set of standard short, Berol Watercolour markers would
also be very helpful - but don't go shopping for them!).
Write to Paul: Paul Geraghty, 42 Dukes Avenue, New Malden, Surrey,
KT3 4HN, UK
Telephone: (+44) - (0)20 - 8949 3092
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org