Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

Eilidh Muldoon is well known for her intricate and elegant drawings of the built and natural world and has a passion for storytelling. Join her for these illustration and picture book events.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

About Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

A hugely popular local artist and illustrator, Eilidh Muldoon is well known for her intricate and elegant drawings of the built and natural world. She’s worked on many books for both children and adults and has a passion for storytelling. Join her for illustration and picture book events including a cocktail and colouring event for adults, a bookmaking workshop for teens and a discussion about picture books in translation. Muldoon has created some beautiful souvenirs for us too – you can buy them from our Festival bookshops.

Gulnar Hajo, Fifi Kuo & Kasia Matyjaszek
ILLUSTRATION IN TRANSLATION
Thursday 15 August 14:00 - 15:00
Join our illustrator-in-residence Eilidh Muldoon as she explores picture books in translation, their visual differences and how they can enhance our empathy with and understanding of other cultures. She's joined by Syrian illustrator of Nour's Escape, Gulnar Hajo, Taiwanese creator of Everyone Can Draw, Fifi Kuo, and Kasia Matyjaszek, Polish illustrator of a series of stories about a pirate-girl, Molly Rogers.

A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
USING PICTURE BOOKS TO HELP CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT
Thursday 15 August 19:00 - 20:00
Author of over 300 children’s books, Vivian French is also a co-founder of Picture Hooks, a mentoring scheme supporting emerging illustrators. Today she delves into the world of picture books with illustrator Eilidh Muldoon and primary teacher Aurelie Norman. Explore how a wordless book is designed to provide a narrative that even the youngest of children can ‘read’, get tips on using picture books in the classroom, and take a look at some of the best to be published recently.

Creating Wordless Story Books
AGE 14+
Saturday 17 August 18:30 - 20:00
Join 2019 Illustrator-in-Residence Eilidh Muldoon for a hands-on workshop in making wordless picture books. Learn how she brought Glasgow to life with only her artwork in The Colouring Book of Glasgow, and be inspired to get folding and sketching under her expert guidance until you have your own picture book to take home. Tell any story you can imagine, there’s just one rule – no words allowed!

Cocktails and Colouring with Eilidh Muldoon & Nikki Welch
PAPER, PENS AND A TIPPLE
Thursday 22 August 15:45 - 17:00

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