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.
- Online sessions
- Age range KS1-4
- Suitable for schools, SEND settings and other arts & cultural settings.
I’d like to offer flexibility with workshop bookings to support you during this uncertain time. Bookings can be pencilled in and will need to be confirmed a minimum of two weeks ahead of the date. This will include school visits and online sessions.
‘Emily was a fantastic workshop leader, delivering creative drawing sessions over Google Meet during the Summer. She provided lots of support and encouragement to the young people throughout the project and they loved seeing her portfolio and hearing about her creative process. Emily was very organised and prepared great resources for the sessions.’ Emma Chiplin, Creative Learning Officer (SEND), Museum of the Home, 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 now provide online sessions to your classroom. I’ve recently worked with Spring Grove School, Hackney Libraries and Museum of the Home to deliver sessions through Google Meet and Zoom. 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 four sessions 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. email@example.com or +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.
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