Children’s book illustrator visits schoolchildren in Wembley

Children's book illustrator Sophie Herxheimer with pupils at Preston Park Primary school

Children's book illustrator Sophie Herxheimer with pupils at Preston Park Primary school - Credit: Archant

Sophie Herxheimer worked with Year one pupils at Preston Park Primary School

Children’s book illustrator Sophie Herxheimer inspired children at a Wembley primary school with a creative workshop exploring art through stories and reading.

The artist, who has illustrated and designed children’s books and publications, worked with Year one children at Preston Park Primary School in College Road.

The workshops explored stories inspired by imaginary worlds and inspired the children to create art using a variety of colours, form, textures and materials.

The visit was supported by Brent Council’s Ward Working and Brent Libraries and was one of a number of visitors by authors to schools.

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Councillor James Powney, lead member for environment and neighbourhoods, at Brent Council said: “Visits by authors to our schools are an inspiring way of helping children to read more, develop a love of books and improving their drawing, writing and artistic skills. The authors and their books have all been well-received by the children and really show that books and reading can be shared and enjoyed among a wide audience.”

The initiative by Brent Libraries and Ward Working has funded a number of authors including, Michael De Souza, Steve Marchant, Karin Littlewood, Rachel Rose Reid, Sophie Herxheimer, Salvatori Rubbino, Sarah Dyer, Neal Zetter and Anna McQuinn. The support for the visits was provided by councillors from Preston ward and Dudden Hill ward in the borough.

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