Read Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, and look closely at the facial expressions. What do you notice? What emotions was Sonia Leong trying to portray on each of the characters’ faces?
Art Activity: Watch each video listed below, and then look back the illustrations in Romeo and Juliet and try to recreate the characters in the likeness of another pupil. Encourage them to look closely at the contours of each others’ faces and emulate the facial expressions.
Once completed, the collection of manga faces would work well as a collage for the classroom.
Click on the images below to view the videos:
Create your own beautiful artwork inspired by Luna Loves Art, and some of the real artworks in the story, with these colouring sheets from illustrator Fiona Lumbers.
Learn how to draw the title character of The Snatchabook with this guide by Thomas Docherty, one of the authors of the book.
James Mayhew shows you how to get your creative juices flowing!
Joseph Coelho describes how he created his gorgeous picture book, and encourages you to make your own creation!
Read how James Mayhew created his famous Katie character, and have fun imagining her next adventure!
Explore ways of expressing emotion through colours by creating a creature from your own imagination! This activity comes from an article in Pop Up Magazine.