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Feel Good Friday – Draw Along with Sarah McIntyre

9 June @ 11:00 - 11:45 BST

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Join us for a live art class with British-American writer and illustrator Sarah McIntyre, as she takes you through timed exercises and chats about working practice and techniques as you draw.

Sarah will teach everyone to draw a mouse character from her new Adventuremice series.



  • Welcome and Introductions by Lilly Brend-Fish, Events & Outreach Assistant, SoA (3 mins)
  • Draw along with Sarah McIntyre (30 mins)
  • Q&A with audience (10 mins)
  • Outro (2 mins)


The Line -up

Sarah McIntyre

Instantly recognisable in her hats and pointy specs, Sarah McIntyre has written and illustrated picture books such as the Grumpycorn books, The New Neighbours and Dinosaur Firefighters.

She loves creating longer highly-illustrated books with her co-author Philip Reeve, including Oliver and the Seawigs, Pugs of the Frozen North and four books about Kevin the Roly-Poly Flying Pony.

They’ve recently launched a new endeavour with the Adventuremice series for early readers, about a team of brave mice who navigate the waters around the Mouse Islands in their sea plane, trawler, helicopter and submarine. Discover drawing challenges, fun activities and teaching resources at Adventuremice.com.

 New Series Website: Adventuremice.com | Children’s Book Website: jabberworks.co.uk

Twitter: @jabberworks | Instagram: @jabberworks


Send us your questions in advance

If you would like to send questions in advance, email [email protected] with ‘Draw along with Sarah McIntyre’ in the subject header. We will prioritise questions sent in advance and answer as many as we can from the audience on the day.


SoA @ Home Fundraising Bookshop

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Need to know



  • Attendees will have the option to turn on the live transcript option to watch with subtitles
  • If you require BSL interpretation for this event, please email [email protected]

Before the event

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During the event

  • This online event will take place on Zoom Meetings; you will have the option to be on camera or not, you can ask questions in the chat or directly
  • This event will be recorded
  • Attendees have the option to turn on the live transcript option
  • This event is 45 minutes

After the event

  • Hashtag for this event: #SoAatHome
  • You’ll be able to catch the recording on our Vimeo Channel



Book your place by using the registration below.

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9 June
11:00 - 11:45 BST
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