My comics and illustration workshops have the power to engage pupils with writing, character creation and drawing, and can be designed to tie in with curriculum topics of your choice.
- Age range KS1-4
- Suitable for schools, SEND settings and other arts & cultural settings
- Online sessions available
‘The session was brilliant. The children loved it and were so enthused – they have been longing to carry on with their illustrations ever since the workshop! They really enjoyed being able to create their own characters and Emily led the workshop extremely well. She gave them starting points but then allowed them to be creative with their own ideas.’ Teacher at St. Peter’s C.E. Primary School, Hammersmith, London
Choose from comics, illustration or picture book workshops with optional curriculum themes such as heroes and villains, myths and legends, Ancient Greece, Chinese New Year, Black History Month or a topic of your choice. I also provide sessions for World Book Day and literacy/arts weeks.
In a typical session I show the group my portfolio and demonstrate how I create characters. I introduce them to some inspiring illustrated fiction then teach them to draw a character step-by-step. I take the group through the fundamentals of character creation, then support them in creating original characters and either comic strips or picture book plans.
I can also provide online sessions to your classroom. Workshops can include the same elements as classroom sessions, including a live drawing demo.
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Please contact me with your booking query for more information and pricing. A discounted rate is available for full day bookings, which can include an assembly and workshops with different year groups and topics. I include printable resources such as planning and evaluation sheets for pupils, comic templates and guidance notes for teachers firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)7845 394636.
I’m also an Arts Award Adviser and an Artsmark partner. Information on my Artsmark provision can be found here.
‘What I really enjoyed was the level of challenge that followed the introductory task. Everyone was fully engaged and seemed to gain confidence as the session progressed. There was a very happy, industrious atmosphere in the room.’ Naomi James, Teacher, Old Palace Preparatory School , Croydon.
Read the blog post I wrote for A New Direction about creating characters, comics and picture books in class 10 Tips for Teachers: Drawing projects to enhance curriculum topics
Organisations I’ve provided workshops for