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Create with CLAUDE

Time/Date - 10:30 - 11:30, Sat 6 May 2017

Drawing workshop for children aged 6-11, with Alex T. Smith, author and illustrator.
In partnership with Sixteen South Studios, we’re delighted to welcome Alex T. Smith, author and illustrator of CLAUDE, the best-selling series of books, to the Ulster Museum.

A brand new series of CLAUDE is in production right here in Belfast at Sixteen South and will premiere on Disney Junior later this year.

In this fun, interactive workshop Alex will reveal the secrets of drawing his favourite characters, and will help you to create your own dynamic doodles. Don’t forget to bring your CLAUDE books to be signed.

© Mark Radford

© Mark Radford

Alex T. Smith

Alex graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in Illustration in 2006 and began working on his first commission as he put his degree show up! Since then he has gone on to write and illustrate nine picture books to date, as well as illustrating other people's texts, including celebrated authors such as Eva Ibbotson. 

Alex is also the creator of the much loved and bestselling CLAUDE fiction series for early readers which have been published in over fourteen languages across the world. His eighth in the series, CLAUDE Going for Gold won the 5-9 year old fiction category of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award 2016 and CLAUDE is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017.

When not working Alex enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, reading, people watching and eavesdropping. He lives under the watchful eye of his little canine companions who are a constant source of inspiration to him.

Alex says about his trip to the Ulster Museum, ‘“I’m so excited to be taking part in this event. For the past year or so I have been working with the Sixteen South team here on the Claude TV show, so Belfast now feels a bit like home for me, Claude and Sir Bobblysock. I’m looking forward to sharing my journey to becoming an author and an illustrator with the people of Belfast and hopefully inspire some future artists in the city too.”

Sixteen South
Sixteen South is dedicated to the creation and production of original premium children's television for the international broadcast networks. They work in animation, live action and puppetry producing shows for pre-schoolers and kids. Their work is consistently winning major international awards, recognising quality in the delivery of compelling stories and outstanding production values.

BAFTA Independent production company of the year, Sixteen South is passionate about creating quality television with heart for children across the globe.

Sixteen South is in production with three new shows including CLAUDE, an adaptation of the best-selling book series by Alex T. Smith which has been picked up by Disney Junior for broadcast across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia. 


Booking &  Information

  • Tickets are £3 per child - booking is essential
  • To purchase your ticket click on the 'Book Now' button above
  • This event will take place in the Belfast Room, Ulster Museum.
  • For more information please call 028 9044 0000 (lines open Tuesday-Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm) or email

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