I've just come back from teaching for a week on an Arvon course, which was brilliant!
The course was entitled "Writing and Illustrating" and was focussed on the ins and outs of the creation process that is involved in the making of a picture book.
My co-tutor was Peter Bently and the house was set in the midst of the beautiful countryside of Devon. It was great working with Peter and all those who signed up - who were a mixture of wonderfully diverse backgrounds, talents and full of interesting/exciting ideas.
Tessa Strickland from Barefoot Books was our mid-week guest and Claire and Ollie - the Centre Directors - did a wonderful job organising everything and making us feel at home.
Thanks everyone! The work that came out of the week was amazing and I hope that everybody will go on to do really well. Also, if anybody is interested in doing an Arvon course, I definitely recommend it!