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Maria Herbert-Liew

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: North Ayrshire
Languages: English
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Maria is a children’s illustrator, born in London and now living on the west coast of Scotland.

Since graduating with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration she has illustrated many books including You Can Draw Brilliant Pictures which was written and published in 2020.

She is passionate about the power that words and pictures have in inspiring a lifelong love of reading, and believes that everyone can draw!

Her experience includes working with children with additional support needs.

Invite her to your school/library/boathouse/field and she can...
•    Run drawing workshops with a focus on building confidence and having fun.
•    Talk about the work of an illustrator and how picture books are made.
•    Adapt a session to suit a theme of your choice, or to fit in with specific needs.

Local authorities will visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events will deliver

Live drawing; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Adults with additional support needs; Reluctant readers; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adventure; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Discrimination & prejudice; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Family; Friendship; Nature; Picture books; Urban communities

Age groups published for


Age groups will work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30