IT was wonderful to welcome Cambridgeshire-based artist and illustrator, Paula Banks, to King’s Ely Acremont Pre-Prep the week before half term!

Paula is the lady who designed Acremont’s much-loved ‘Learning Habits Creatures’, and she visited us for an action-packed day of creativity with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils.

As well as hosting sketching sessions with each class, during which she taught the children how to draw the Learning Habit Creatures, Paula also discussed and began to create some illustrations for our eagerly-anticipated ‘Learning Habits Picture Book’.

Paula ran workshops with small groups of pupils to create some beautiful backgrounds, which she will then use as inspiration for the illustrations in the book. She will be busy finishing these and drawing the characters on top of the watercolour backgrounds that the children have made, ready for the book to be published later in the academic year.

These photos were taken during one of the Year 2 workshops. Thank you so much for your time Paula – we cannot wait for our book to be published!

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