Cover artwork for 'The BFG' (Jonathan Cape%2C 1982) Copyright Quentin Blake

Taking place this July at The Bowes Museum in County Durham will be an interactive course for teachers, accompanying The BFG in Pictures exhibition.

The workshop will be held on 19th July and will teach those involved practical ideas for educating Creative Writing and Drawing in Primary schools.

The course will be delivered by author Adam Bushnell and artist Vicky Holbrough.

What will the course include?

The course will include the chance for teachers to view The BFG in Pictures exhibition whilst gaining practical ideas to help promote Creative Writing inspired by popular Roald Dahl story.  

Demonstrations of drawing techniques and processes will also take place to give staff ideas to take back into the classroom. Teachers will get the opportunity to try out some of the techniques on the day.

Attendees will be taught ways to adapt and expand activities further than the classroom and for those with varying ability needs. 

You’ll also receive some teaching resources to take back to school.

To book onto the event, you can email or call 01833 694602.

The BFG in Pictures

The exhibition itself will visit The Bowes Museum between 14th July and 30th September. It was previously housed at the Canterbury Museums & Galleries.

The exhibition features some of the original works of illustrator Quentin Blake who did the artwork for Roald Dahl’s The BFG as well as many of his other novels.

It will contain 40 original artworks, including some unseen imagery of The BFG.

Exhibition activities for school visits 

Activities relating to the exhibition are also available including BFG Puppets which allows you to create your own character puppets, Zzzzz Sweet Dreams! which explores the exhibition and encourages youngsters to make a dreamcatcher, and Dream Jars Galore!, which allows pupils to make their own dream jars to take home.

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Image credit: Cover artwork for 'The BFG' (Jonathan Cape, 1982) Copyright Quentin Blake