Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Visiting Lecture from Gyles Morris - Children's Educator and Author

Gyles looks over your visual stories.
Third year children's book design students at the University of Worcester had a visit today from children's author and educator Gyles Morris. 

Gyles demonstrated a range of the practical techniques he uses to help engage schoolchildren with the outdoors. The visit comes on the back of him setting the students a brief to design a set of 'working prototype' page spreads and covers for a book of the same nature. One of the drivers for this brief is the recent research into 'Nature Deficit Disorder' which seeks to better understand why children are becoming more and more distanced from the outdoors and the natural world.

The students will be arriving at their final ideas in mid may 2013, these will then be looked over by Gyles and his co-author once marked. There's the very real likelyhood of one or more of the students being offered the possibility of completing the work and taking their ideas to a final state in readiness for publication.

Download In Studio Talk from Gyles (130Mb, .mp3)

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