Illustrator and paper engineer
Pop-up workshops and demonstrationsType of Artist: Author
DetailsPreferred age range:
Any age covering primary, secondary and adults
No of sessions per day:
About an hour each session although I sometimes work with the same group all day.
Areas prepared to travel to:
I live in Cornwall but am happy to travel anywhere if overnight expenses met.
Ideally train travel, otherwise about £40 for a tank of petrol usually covers it.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Public Liability Insurance cover up to £5 million
Robert Crowther website
The Most Amazing Hide-and-Seek Alphabet
Pop-up House of Inventions and my transport series:
(Ships, Flight, Trains, Cars, Amazing Machines and Amazing Trucks).
‘Robert (or Mr Pop Up as he is called by our children ) has been to every one of the nine Derbyshire Big Book Bash events held for children in care. His pop up making sessions are loved by all the children and carers who attend. He has a great rapport with his audiences and the Big Book Bash wouldn’t be the same without him’
Derbyshire Big Book Bash Steering Group
'This was a wonderfully interactive session with children and adults totally engrossed for well over an hour. The results were stunning. Robert is a great tutor, encouraging the children and offering help and advice.'
Richard Young, ELH, Cambridgeshire Libraries
''The day was such a success. It's great to see children so enthusiastic about books. Today, lots of children were asking for 'that football book'! I can't wait to see some of the pop-ups that the children made. We will hopefully have a display in-store.''
Kate Tolhurst, Bookseller at Waterstones, Stratford-upon-Avon
''Just a note to say a huge thank-you for all you did to make the Big Book Bash such a success on Saturday - you were wonderful! We have some terrific photos of you creating small masterpieces with the children.''
Marilyn Brocklehurst, North Norfolk Children's Book Centre.
''I learned how to make pop-ups'' ''I think it was fun. We should have more times like this.'' ''I liked looking at the books. I will definitely remember it.''
Children's comments from Hunstanton Library
''It was a very successful event at Merlin School and the children loved you and your books. I hope we can arrange another event with you sometime in the future.''
The Golden Treasury Bookshop, Southfields, London
''I knew it was obvious that he loved the 'Flight' book while you were here, but after you left he refused to break physical contact with the book. After you left, he went outside to play and decided to climb the neighbor's pear tree. I found him stuck in the tree, he couldn't get down...because he was holding onto the book and he didn't want to drop it. He read/played with it all evening and I made him put it on the shelf for the night, but when I woke him in the morning his arm was around it - he decided to sleep with it.”
Nathaniel's mom, Kathryn, as told to Mary McCagg, Candlewick Press.
Robert Crowther Amazon site