Hi! I'm Emmeline, I'm an author, illustrator and comic-maker based in Chorley, Lancashire. I offer virtual and in-person school visits, fun workshops, live event illustration and talks on all aspects of creative life!
Check below for more information and pricing! If you'd like to book me for your event get in touch via email!
School Visits & Workshops
I absolutely love coming into schools and sharing my joy for all things creative with school pupils! 
I offer sessions on comic creation, as well as events focused around picture book illustration. Each workshop is tailored to the age group, has lots of fun drawing activities, and I can share all my secrets of life as an illustrator!
My comic making workshops are a great way to tie together artistic and literary subjects, along with whichever personal interests students are keen to explore. Comics are going through a boom right now and there's never been a better time to explore this fantastic medium!
I also run workshops for grown-ups and college/university students on all things creative freelancing, bookish and artistic, so get in touch and we can chat! 
Create a Comic Workshop
- Learn about life as a comic artist!
- Fun and silly blind contour drawing game (guaranteed laughs!)
- Let's design a character! Interactive character design session!
- Make a comic strip! Help, guidance and positive feedback along the way.
- Q&A
- Suitable for year 6 - year 11 

Fun Character Illustration Workshop
- Inspiring intro to making books and illustration and/or storytime.
- Interactive draw-a-long session creating a character using shapes.
- Draw your own book character! Interactive character design game.
- Q&A
- Suitable for all Primary EYFS to year 6. 
Each visit has the option for a whole-school assembly with an inspiring intro to comics and illustration, as well as a number of individual class workshops (see above for examples). All sessions are fully customisable and can be tailored to your needs!
Virtual visit (up to 1 hour): £150
In-person visits:
Half day session: £350 plus expenses
Full day session: £450 plus expenses
Festival: £500 plus expenses
Workshop testimonials
Emmeline was part of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s Cartoon-a-room. Emmeline brought her unique style and approach to the workshops, showing everyone how to create a character from a basic shape in a very fun and engaging way. A simple drawing of a triangle, quickly became a wonderful cartoon that Emmeline showed the children how to build on, to show personality and even a back story! Emmeline’s style is warm and welcoming and she was a great addition to the line-up.
 - Marc Jackson - Cartoonist & director of the Cartoon-a-room at LICAF 2017
Working with Emmeline has been a real pleasure - she really relates to young people in a fun and informative way.  Emmeline is willing to put in that bit extra. Her easy going, positive and gentle way of working brings results from people and her illustration work speaks for itself.  Lovely to work with and look forward to the next time.
- Charlotte Newson, Creative Curve. Voyages and Travels Comic Workshop series.
Emmeline visited as a guest speaker to discuss her career and the life as a freelancer. Her industry experience and knowledge gave the students a valuable insight. Emmeline's message was positive, encouraging and authentic.
- Paolo Feroleto, The Manchester College
Talks & Panels
I am an experienced panellist for talks about comics, freelancing and the creative industries! I'm passionate about discussing the issues that affect freelancers and illustrators (e.g. taking the first steps into freelancing, finding inspiration, building a business, late payments, loneliness and overworking, finding work etc) as well as giving an insight into my technical processes of making illustration, picture books and comics.
I think it's important to speak candidly about my experience as a freelance illustrator, and to give an honest (but uplifting!) insight into the behind-the-scenes of life as an illustrator!
I've spoken on panels at the London Film and Comic Convention, National Freelancers Day and at a picture book event at Waterstones Glasgow.
Live Drawing & Event Illustration
Book me to create unique live portrait illustration for your brand, business event, festival or wedding!
During your event I will paint bespoke portraits of your guests, which they can then take home as a memento of your event or brand.
Each portrait is created using Indian Ink or Kuretake Gambai watercolour paints, on high quality watercolour paper. Each portrait takes around 10 minutes per person, and whilst I'm painting your guests can sit and chat with me.
Having a portrait to take home helps create a wonderful memory for your guests and it gets everyone involved. I provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for your guests, and I've always had fantastic feedback.
Most recently I have live illustrated bespoke portraits for shoppers instore at House of Fraser Manchester and for the National Freelancer's Day awards ceremony in London.
Prices start from £125 per hour plus expenses. 
Get in touch for more information or to book me for your event!
Thank you!
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