In association with Crossing the Tees Festival

The Hartlepool Festival of Illustration Satellite Programme is taking place throughout June in libraries and other venues across the Tees Valley to coincide with the Crossing the Tees Book Festival ( The programme explores and celebrates illustration and books through exhibited work, workshops, talks and activities for people of all ages and abilities. All materials and equipment will be provided at the sessions and the programme activities are free but spaces are limited for some workshops so please check the details and book your place where appropriate.

Fashion Illustration with Frances Moffatt

Saturday 10 June, 10am-12noon Middlesbrough Central Library Frances Moffatt is a freelance illustrator and Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Illustration for Commercial Application programme at CCAD. She has worked for a range of high profile clients across editorial and publishing, and is the author/illustrator of Fashion Exercise Book, a colouring in and doodle book published by leading art and design publisher Batsford. Participants (suggested age 7-12 years) will work with Frances to produce their own fashion illustrations.

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Airship Nelson workshops with Daniel Weatheritt

Illustrator and Graphic Designer Daniel Weatheritt is bringing Airship Nelson, a fictional travelling art airship, to libraries across the Tees Valley to make zines (mini magazines) using a range of techniques and mixed media, including pen and ink, pencils, watercolour and collage. Participants will develop and design characters for their zines and connect them to memories and places linked to their local area, tagging them to a specially designed large scale map of the Tees Valley. Daniel is running workshops at the following venues:

Friday 9 June, 6.30-8.30

Lipstick Library girls-only event Suitable for girls 11-16 years Click on image to book

Saturday 10 June, 10am-12noon

Throston Grange LibrarySuitable for children 7-12 years Click on image to book

Saturday 17 June, 10am-12noon

Owton Manor LibrarySuitable for children 7-12 years Click on image to book

Wednesday 21 June, 10am-12noon

Middlesbrough Central LibraryA specially adapted family drop-in for pre-school age children and parents/carers. No booking required.

Wednesday 21 June, afternoon

Workshop for people with dementia, family and carers. No booking required.

Printmaking workshops with Northern Print

Northern Print, an open access print studio based in the Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle, is running a series of FREE workshops for adults exploring the use of traditional printmaking within contemporary illustration.

Illustration using monoprinting with Rosie Faragher

Tuesday 13 June, 11am – 4pm at Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

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Illustration using monoprinting with Rosie Faragher

Wednesday 14 June, 11am-4pm at Middlesbrough Central Library

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Northern Print will be travelling with the mobile library

On Thursday 15 June, working with school groups during the day and finishing with a free family focus drop-in between 3.10 and 4.30pm in Egglescliffe Community Centre.

Exploring illustration using a combination of drypoint and monoprint with Cath Hodson

Participants will work with specialist materials and equipment to create their own print work to take away. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as people with some experience.

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Exploring illustration using a combination of drypoint and monoprint with Cath Hodson

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Alan Vest Colouring In

Alan Vest is producing new black and white outline illustrations for large scale colouring-in activities to actively engage children and families in libraries across the Tees Valley. The illustrations will feature local buildings, heritage, stories, people and characters particularly relevant to the Tees Valley… as well as some famous and well-loved children’s book characters, such as Paddington and The Gruffalo. Colouring in materials will be provided at each participating library. Free – no booking required.