Drawing with Maitha Under the Sea! – Illustration Workshop
Pencils at the ready! Draw along with Maitha Al Khayat as she introduces you to the latest characters from her new book with Julia Johnson, Aisha’s Pearl and shows how you can add colour to your own stories with illustrations that bring them to life.
Maitha AlKhayat is an Emirati and an International children’s author and illustrator. With 170 publications, she delights children with her quirky yet cultural stories through interactive storytelling and workshops. Her most recent book is an acclaimed collaboration with author Julia Johnson, Aisha’s Pearl.
Her picture book My Own Special Way was awarded best children’s books in the Children’s forum in Riyadh, 2011, also translated into English and Turkish. It was shortlisted for best book in translation for Marsh Awards 2013. Also, Turn Off The Lights was awarded Best Children’s Book at the Publisher’s Association in Sharjah in 2016. Her illustrations of Father’s Date Palm Trees were shortlisted for the Best Picture Book prize at the Zayed Book Award in 2020. Her recent picture book Grandma Moudy Fashionista is also translated into Italian. Maitha wrote children’s TV shows like Iftah Ya Simsim, Sesame Street and Hamdoon, an Emirati cartoon show.
Maitha enjoys reading picture books to children and her four cats.
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