Let your inner artist run free and design your own illustrations of gods, heroes and mythical beasts. Take inspiration from Thiago de Moreas’ stories about fantastical creatures, lost cultures and ancient legends. 

Known for his frequent forays into ancient history and mythology with his hit picture books Myth Atlas and History Atlas, Thiago de Moraes’ tales of creatures of old have been published across the world and enjoyed by budding illustrators far and wide. Hear his sketching secrets first hand at this informal drawing masterclass.

Ages 5 years+

About The Artist

Headshot of Author Thiago de Moraes

Thiago de Moraes

Thiago de Moraes spends most of his time in a tiny shed at the bottom of his garden, writing and illustrating books, comics and bits of old cardboard boxes. 

He enjoys telling all sorts of stories, from picture books to ancient history. Myth Atlas, a guide to myths and legends from around the world, and its sequel History Atlas, have been translated into lots and lots of languages, with surprisingly few complaints so far. Thiago also writes and illustrates a funny historical time-travel series that started with A Mummy Ate My Homework. 

He has won the Sheffield Children’s Book Award, was longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize and twice nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. 

Thiago is 90% beard, dangerously fond of bacon and lives in England with his wife, kids and a pet tortoise called Nibbles.