Bringing Storybooks to Life by Laura Jones

Laura Jones is our artist in residence in FabLab @ The Word and since November she has been running drop-in workshops on Saturdays, giving children and families the chance to help her work towards an art installation – Bringing Storybooks to Life

Each month the sessions have been based around a different family favourite book and children have created various items based on the tale. Laura will be creating five large open books as part of her art installation and taking inspiration from the weekly sessions, will feature replicas of the items created.

The storybooks that will be brought to life through 3D art are Treasure Island, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland.

See the art installation on display in The Round from Saturday 18 April until Sunday 3 May.

Children and families can take part in FabLab’s Book of the Month workshops up until April.


Laura Jones is a mixed media artist, and works with both 2D and 3D art forms. Her work collaborates innovative aesthetic and narrative forms using emerging digital tools, and she celebrates tradition whilst utilising new media to immerse in both the new and already established art techniques. Laura hopes to encourage a continuation of discussion surrounding reading for young people, and through this project, demonstrate the artistic influences and inspiration that can be drawn from the written .