School Visits

I was invited to visit a local school to read my picture books and take an art class. The thought of standing in front of thirty or so very smart 7 years olds seemed quite daunting. I arrived, like a nervous pupil, with my lunchbox and needing the toilet on my first day at school. Guess what? I loved it!

I’ve now visited quite a few schools. I read my books and teach kids how to draw with letters. I find it exhilarating, inspiring and quite regularly, laugh-out-loud funny! I return home completely exhausted but also buzzing like a bee around a blooming blossom.

If you’re interested in a school visit, please contact me by email at hello@timfurr.co.uk

Teacher comments…

“We have had such a fantastic time. Thank you so much! The cubs and their parents have all commented on how great the sessions were and lots of thanks have been sent your way. When we run art nights ourselves you can always tell those that are not so keen and lose concentration really early on. However, they were all so engaged and all produced some amazing drawings including the leaders:) Highly recommended, engaging, and fun. Thanks Tim!”

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“Tim was brilliant with my Year 2 class. They were enthralled listening to the stories and he encouraged them to join in, which they loved. After hearing the stories and his journey to become an author they were inspired to write their own stories. The drawing workshop Tim ran was also a great success. They were completely engaged and are still using the clever techniques he taught them.”

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“The children thoroughly enjoyed talking about and sharing your wonderful illustrations and then using letters to draw lots of different animals. We would love to invite you to share your next book with us too!”

Messages from Parents…

‘You visited my son’s school on Monday and I just wanted to let you know how much he enjoyed your visit and to say a very big thank you for the wonderful and personal additions you made to Codie’s copy of your book. It’s wonderful and has been showed off with much pride!  He has even been inspired to start colouring it in!  And we loved his drawings too!  What a brilliant thing you do, thank you!’


‘I would just like to say, a massive thank you. My son said he had a brilliant time and couldn’t wait to show us what he had drawn today.’

‘For the first time ever, my son has rushed out of school to show me what he had done today. It was your art. Thank you so much!’

‘Just wanted to let you know, what an amazing educational day that was! Alex was so excited and inspired and the drawings were just outstanding. I never knew my son could draw like that! He wants to frame them now and hang them in his room!’

‘Thank you for the exciting fire you created in Keegan. He loved the day!’

‘My daughter has come home from spending time with you today and continuing her drawings. Thank you! Loving the books!’

‘My son is really enjoying your books and loved the drawing by letters. He hopes you can come back and work with his class again!’