Full school assemblies, talks, readings, drawing, Character Invention, storyboards, books and large artwork workshops and activities.
Stephen talks about his love of drawing and painting and how he became and illustrator and author. He talks about what inspired him when he was very young and how he started to create his own characters and stories. He then shows the process of how he makes a book from start to finish and shows original drawings and artwork from books, posters, magazines, jigsaws and greetings cards.
Stephen delivers many workshops for different age groups which are based around Character Invention, Storyboards and Books. This is a chance for the children to gain confidence in creating original fun characters and story ideas which are a starting point for writing.
Type of Artist:
DetailsPreferred age range:
Key Stage 1 & 2 - Ages 4-11.
Maximum number in any one session:
30 per workshop / activity…..although I can work with two classes of this size at the same time.
Full school Assembly Talks…..up to 300 .
No of sessions per day:
Key Stage 1: 4 sessions per day – 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.
Key Stage 2: 2 sessions per day – 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon.
Around 30 minutes for an assembly.
Flexible with workshop lengths…usually 45 -60 mins for Key Stage 1 and up to 2 or 4 hours with Key Stage 2 groups.
Book signing after school would be good.
Areas prepared to travel to:
All areas of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Lake District preferably, but also Greater Manchester, Cheshire and the Midlands. Anywhere if overnight expenses and travel expenses are agreed.
Car @45 pence per mile
Please email us for details
I have a current DBS check and Public Liability Insurance.
Stephen Waterhouse's website page
The Runaway Chapati
The Blue Jackal
Get Busy This Christmas
Get Busy This Summer
Get Busy, Dad’s Back
50 Favourite Bible Stories
Five-Minute Bedtime Stories
My Pop Up World Atlas
My Pop-Up City Atlas
My Pop-Up Atlas of People
'Stephen is not just an amazing illustrator, but a natural teacher as well. He inspired all the children at our school to produce the very best work they could during his visit. Stephen taught the pupils that, with hard-work, determination and a love of what you do, anyone can become a great artist, illustrator or story-teller.’ Martin Thompson - St Paul’s Primary School, York - March 2017.
‘Frodsham Manor House were delighted that Stephen was able to accept our invitation to work with us on a collaboration to celebrate the school being an expert centre for Global Learning. Stephen led an assembly for the whole school about his life as an illustrator and raised awareness of stories and places around the world as well as Fair Trade.
He then worked confidently with the children throughout the day and kept them engaged in their activities providing praise and encouragement with a great sense of humour along the way.
Stephen then created a large outdoor mural based on One World which incorporated the work of the children, enhanced by his own painting. The pupils and staff are all delighted with the end product which will remind us of our role in developing global citizens for years to come. Stephen has been approachable and adaptable throughout the project and we happily recommend him to other schools.
Naomi Anstice, Assistant Headteacher
Frodsham Manor House Primary, February 2017.
"The pieces you created are lasting memories and images the children will have. So a huge thank you! Your artwork is simply amazing and will capture all our children's attention, together with parents and all in the community who come through our doors! It's been great working with you!"
Hazel Fryman, Headteacher,
St Matthew’s Primary School, July 2016.
"Stephen made our World Book Day a wonderful success. The way in which Stephen worked alongside our pupils was so positive and personalised. He really adapted his approach to get the most out of the children."
Rachel Jones, Headteacher,
Kingsley St John’s Primary School, 2016.
“Thank you for an amazing visit to WRPS! Your assembly was exciting and included everyone. We loved looking at your published books! The class workshops were lots of fun and gave the children a chance to show off their creative skills. Please come and visit us again soon!”
Sophie Cable, Year 6 Teacher, Wrotham Road Primary School, 2016.
Stephen Waterhouse's Amazon site