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Comics and Picture Book Workshops

Comics and Picture Book Workshops
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These popular workshops teach art skills and character development as well as benefiting reluctant readers. Available in and around London and North Kent. Sessions can be adapted to any age group from reception to teen.

Picture Book Workshops
I use a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation to show the children how I create a picture book, from storyboard to rough drawings to finished page. I show them two or three picture book examples to inspire them and to demonstrate simplicity of text, simplicity of drawing, use of collage and fun use of the picture book format. We brainstorm for ideas and the children create their own characters – they can come up with anything they like. I walk around offering help and support. Following some more discussion, the group create a picture book plan/storyboard using their characters. They can then start work on a short picture book, or this can be continued after the session. I provide a copy of the picture book template to be copied, and the children will need blank picture books made from five pages of A4 paper, either provided by myself or the organisation.

Variations on the workshop include the Kate Greenaway medal shortlist or a Roald Dahl theme.

Comics Workshops
Themes include Record Breakers, Create Your Own Hero, Myths and Legends, Manga and Diary. In a typical workshop we play an ‘add on’ drawing game in groups, as a simple and fun way to create new characters. We learn to draw a popular character such as Big Nate or Superman, or one of my own characters. I draw the character on the board and the children follow step by step. We brainstorm for ideas and children draw their own characters – they can come up with anything they like. I walk around offering help and support. Following some more discussion, the group create a comic strip featuring their characters.

What’s provided?
I come in half an hour before the workshop to set up. I provide black fine line pens, HB pencils, rubbers and sharpeners.

I require either PowerPoint facilities or a flipchart (depending on the type of workshop), plenty of A4 paper and some colouring pens or pencils (if available). I will email comic strip or storyboard templates to be printed.

I run the entire workshop either alone or with some assistance depending on numbers. I am CRB checked and registered with the DBS Update Service.

Fees vary depending on how many workshops are booked during a day. Sessions usually last 1 hr – 1 hr 15 mins. If you would more information, please contact me to discuss your needs.

Please see my site for client testimonials.
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Locations: London; Kent;
Telephone Number: 07845 394636
Postcode: SE9 4DX
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Workshop Themes: Picture book, record breakers, create your own hero, myths and legends, manga, diary, Roald Dahl, Kate Greenaway medal shortlist
Ages (Keystages): Ages 5-7 (KS1),  Ages 7-11 (KS2),  Ages 11-13 (KS3),  Ages 13-16 (KS4),  Ages 16-18 (KS5)
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