What do dogs really want? To catch a ball, have gloopy mud baths and eat a never-ending supply of food. And they know how to get it because they have all read the same guide: How to Be a Dog.
Children’s picture book author/illustrator Jo Williamson brings her Edinburgh International Book Festival children’s workshop to the Jerwood Gallery.
Jo will read from her picture book How to Be a Dog and show you how she draws her canine friends with a live drawing demonstration. She will also be on hand to help as you create your own dog mask, and to answer any questions on life as an illustrator and how she comes up with her characters.
Jo Williamson is a local resident, working from her studio at home with a view over Hastings Old Town and Jerwood Gallery down to the sea. How to Be a Dog was created as her final project whilst on the MA in Children's Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art and has been published worldwide. It was been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal 2016 for outstanding illustrated books for children and young people. Jo’s second picture book, Messy Molly, is published in the UK and the USA and she has also illustrated Petunia Paris's Parrot, by author Katie Haworth.