This Book Belongs To

A participation project where a class of Primary School pupils contributed to the development and content of their very own 28 page picture book.

Through a series of workshops, pupils chose the subject (about a man visiting a school with a book), drew illustrations and directed the narrative. I completed complimentary illustrations (which the class had to approve) tailored the story and added activities that encourage the reader to assist in completing the book, expanding on the participatory theme.

The Collector's Group and firstsite kindly awarded a bursary which allowed the children to receive their own printed versions of their story. There are also promotional copies available, along with an accompanying workshop outline and deliverables.
The overall aim of this work is to bring the project to more areas and share the use of art as a vehicle for learning.