Kate Leiper

How to Draw a Dragon

Saturday 29th August


Get the pens and paper ready, as Kate Leiper will be teaching us how to become an expert dragon drawer in this engaging illustration workshop! Recommended for children aged 7–11, but all are welcome. Real dragons are not included.

How to watch this event

This event starts at 10.30am on Saturday 29th August. To watch the event just visit this page at the start time and you'll be able to watch the event for free.

Subtitles/Closed Captions

If you would like to access YouTube's automated subtitles while you're watching the event, just click on the small 'CC' icon, which you'll see at the bottom right of your video screen, and then the subtitles should appear for you. Please note that as these are automated they are not always 100% reliable.

Audience participation

Kate Leiper will be online during her event screening to answer questions from the audience. Simply type a question into the YouTube Live Chat box or ask a question via Instagram by tagging @kate_leiper_artist in your post and using the hashtag #IBF2020.


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About the speaker

Kate Leiper is an artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh. She was brought up on the north-east coast of Scotland and studied printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. She has most recently illustrated An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends, the third in a series of highly acclaimed Scottish treasuries written by Theresa Breslin and published by Floris Books. Other illustration work includes The Book of the Howlat, written by James Robertson, and A Wee Bird was Watching, written by the award-winning singer and songwriter, Karine Polwart, both published by Birlinn. Kate and Karine are currently working on their second picture book, The Queen of the Birds, which is due out in 2020, published by Birlinn. kateleiper.co.uk

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