Art attack: Learn to draw

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Join children’s illustrator and learn to draw great characters at The Beacon in Wantage.

Fancy yourself as an artist? Take along your pencils and paper and learn from one of the best at a family-friendly, fun-filled draw-along.

Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt as he shows you how to sketch characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. And to celebrate his latest book Nice Work for the Cat and the King everything will have a special ‘royal’ twist!

Nick has illustrated close to 260 books. He’s worked with authors including Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Kes Gray, and his books include You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants.

He’s also the illustrator of Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s phenomenally popular children’s novels about the 10-year-old mischief maker Tracy Beaker. He’s been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge too!

So if you have your eye on one of these coveted honours then go along and pick up some great tips from Nick.

Youngsters from four and up are welcome to take part; just take pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in.

Nick Sharratt’s Right Royal Drawalong is on Sunday, 17th February, starting at 2pm. Tickets cost £10 or £36 for a family ticket for four.

To book go to or call 01235 763456.