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. Dragons are not included.

How to watch this event

This event starts at 10.30am on Saturday 29th August. To watch the event please register in advance. Most of our events are arranged through EventBrite and you will receive a reminder email with a link to the event before it goes live.


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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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