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Our Trip to see ‘Ready, Steady, Draw! A Live Drawing Bonanza!’

Well we could barely contain our excitement before our trip to the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire last Friday.  We were booked in to see famous illustrators Chris Judge, Oisin McGann, Niamh Sharkey, Sarah McIntyre, Margaret Ann Suggs and Phillip Reeve do their stuff, live!

It was such great fun and we watched in awe as these talented individuals, along with some equally talented teachers and children, drew illustrations of subjects which the audience suggested (our suggestion was ‘elephants doing ballet’).

The two teams, the Pirates and the Sharks fought it out to see who was the fastest and best illustrators and we as the audience decided their fate.  You can see from the photos just how amazing the pictures were!

When we got back we decided to have a go ourselves and chose our favourite subjects of the day to interpret in our own unique ways.  We could choose from ‘a two-tailed monkey surfing’, ‘a dinosaur drinking a milkshake through his nostril’ and many more besides.  Here are just a few of our pictures and as you can see we are extremely talented illustrators too.