Illustration School - Picture Book Illustration

The Illustration School offers students, across a broad range of academic ability, a unique opportunity to enrich and/or extend classroom activities with a series of story based workshops.

Award winning team, Sandra Morris and Nina Rycroft have published over 30 picture books between them, they are passionate about their work and offer a wealth of knowledge and experience. Here is an opportunity for aspiring author/illustrators to build expertise and technique as they learn the skills of developing and illustrating a picture book. A practical programme showing all aspects of visual literacy.

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Sandra Morris graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1975 with a BFA, and then spent four years working as a designer for School Publications, (Dept of Education). She gained her MFA at Elam in 1990 where she completed her first picture book, One Lonely Kakapo (winner of the Russell Clark Award). In 1994 Sandra wrote and illustrated Discovering New Zealand Birds (finalist in the Russell Clark Award (LIANZA), finalist AIM Children’s Book Awards) before gaining a graduate diploma in plant and wildlife illustration from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, in 1996. 

Sandra worked in educational publishing as a designer for over 12 years, followed by teaching illustration and life drawing for 5 years at Massey School of Design, Albany. As well as being director of the Illustration School, she also runs Sandra Morris Illustration Agency.

For more information about Sandra Morris and her illustration agency visit