Author and Illustrator
Talks, workshops, readings, activity sessions. (Other experiences include delivering student teacher training talks, and teaching life drawing and portrait drawing to adults and children at the Royal Drawing School, London).
Type of Artist:
DetailsPreferred age range:
I usually work with Reception, Key Stage 1 and 2, but depending on the type of session, I’m happy to work with all ages and with a mix of adults and children of course.
Maximum number in any one session:
Happy to accommodate, but a rough guide: up to 30 in workshop; up to 100 for talk
No of sessions per day:
45-60 minutes for talk; morning or afternoon for workshop, plus time for signing afterwards
Areas prepared to travel to:
I live near Bridport in Dorset (DT6). I can often stay with friends in London for free and am very happy to deliver full day events there if travel expenses can be met. I will consider staying overnight elsewhere if travel and accommodation expenses are met.
Car and train (preference for train if poss)
Please email us for details
Louise Yates website
Toad and I (most recent)
Dog Loves Books
Dog Loves Drawing
Dog Loves Counting
Dog Loves Fairy Tales
A Small Surprise
Frank and Teddy Make Friends
'Even in a golden age of illustrated children's books, Louise Yates stands out as a superb artist and storyteller.' A. N. Wilson
Michael Rosen, on Dog Loves Books:
“An outrageous idea, beautifully told and illustrated. Sometimes, what you want from a new book is a surprise, something fresh and odd. So this book leaves behind some of the staples of present-day humour and gives us humour on every page with a dog that just wants to read books.”
Louise Yates Amazon site
NB. If requested, Louise can also provide ‘wipe clean’ (water soluble) window pens for the children to draw on windows (depending on numbers and whether windows at a suitable height are available).