Tate Modern Workshop

Workshop: Bernard Makes a Splash

Drawing of a dog diving into water

Bernard Makes a Splash!, Courtesy of Lisa Stickley

Join author and illustrator Lisa Stickley for a make & do workshop around her new book, a heart-warming tale about courage and self-belief

Bernard has been the swimming pool manager for a long time, and practises his diving at night when no one else is around. When his swimming pool holds a contest for high-diving hounds, he hopes that he can work up enough courage to compete.

Make a spinning Bernard with recycled materials at Lisa’s ‘Diving Dogs Make Session’, design your own swimming costume, spot the difference and contribute your artwork to a giant colouring in sheet.

This event is aimed at 3+ year olds and their families, but families of all ages are welcome.

Bernard Makes a Splash! is a Tate published title.


Lisa Stickley is an award winning designer, author and illustrator who started out life as a printed textile designer, training at Central Saint Martins. Inspired by her daughter’s everyday musings, Lisa’s quirky tales are told from a fresh untainted view of the world with humour and charm. Lisa was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway award in 2018 for her children’s books and was a finalist in the Made for Mum awards. In 2010, Lisa published her first sewing book Made at Home. Her latest project book is Makes for Mini Folk.

Tate Modern

Terrace Shop

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

15 September 2019 at 14.30–15.30