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.
Emily engaged all of the children and kept them entertained. She helped the children expand their ideas. She also boosted their confidence by complimenting their work. Thank you! Emily Whitehead, Teacher & SENCO, Birtley House Independent School, Kent.
Thank you again for two amazing workshops. Everyone has praised you for managing the group, teaching, demonstrating and guiding them. For innovative concepts and suggestions. They said your wealth of knowledge and ideas made the workshops fantastic. Some of our teachers also plan to use what they have learnt with children back in the classroom. Catherine Roper, Marketing & Communications Manager, The Eden Academy, Middlesex.
Emily spent three days at Bradfield workshopping with our pupils. They were taught how to come up with a short story board and then illustrate their ideas in a storyboard cartoon. The children were fully engaged and came up with some great ideas and even better comic strips. We highly recommend this workshop for children of all ages and can’t wait to invite her back again. Tara Williamson, Co-Curricular Coordinator, Bradfield College, Berkshire
It was fantastic to see the children so engaged in their drawing. Class Teacher, Seaford Primary School, East Sussex
The children had some great ideas and Emily was brilliant at inspiring the children. Teaching Assistant, Seaford Primary School, East Sussex
Emily’s comic strip workshops were professionally presented, relevant to the Reading Challenge theme and the families who took part were very engaged. Geoff James Manager, Library Services to Children & Young People, Islington Libraries
Nicely paced – boys were engrossed. The quietest my son has been for ages. Well organised event; all the children seemed very engaged & interested. Great idea and very enjoyable. My boys loved this – they were so focused throughout. Emily is brilliant at encouraging the children. Excellent way to get kids involved in storytelling with pictures. Great opportunity to get into the comic world. My children said everything was brilliant & they really liked drawing their own comic strip. A very good session – the children were encouraged and given individual attention. Good pace – Emily is very patient with the children. All the children became involved in drawing different pictures which was interesting to watch. Emily had good constructive comments to help inspire the children. Parent’s feedback taken from event evaluation forms Children’s Book Festival, Southend-On-Sea
The children really enjoyed the workshops and my class were so excited to share their work with me when I got back! Nichola Pritchard Art Co-ordinator, Lordswood Primary School, Chatham
Thank you so much for the day – the feedback was fantastic and I know the kids really really enjoyed it! We’re thinking about how to use it in a project next term now. I hope we can do it again next year! Kelly Davies Trust Lead Practitioner, The Stour Academy Trust
Emily delivered very engaging workshops and encouraged the children to be creative and have fun. Everyone enjoyed the sessions. Monica Sever, Hackney Libraries’ Children and Young People’s Manager
The boys had a great time and were fired up about drawing cartoon illustrations for days after your visit. Ray Cassar Teacher of Art, Willington Independent Prep School, Wimbledon
A wonderful two days! All classes were engrossed in their workshops, Emily engaged all age groups well and everyone was inspired to have a go – even the adults! Definitely the highlight of our Book week.Sarah Johnson Head of Year 6, St Martin’s C of E Primary School, Folkestone
Emily has delivered 2 amazing workshops at Grove Park Holiday Programme to children aged 7 to 16 years. The workshops were enjoyed by all of our young people and her exciting and fun filled delivery style has been noted by our staff. We look forward to many more workshops with Emily. Makeida Winston, Youth Worker, Elevating Success UK
Thank you for a very successful workshop with our Browns school students. Both the Juniors and Seniors had a wonderful time. The teachers also gave me great feedback. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Chris Ponulak, Deputy Head, Browns Secondary School, Kent
Emily Fellah carried out 3 inspirational events for children at Southwark Libraries during the summer of 2014. Emily works very well with children and young people and is able to share her vast knowledge and skills in graphic and comic art with children of all ages. Emily also judged the Southwark Libraries Graphic Art Competition 2014 and spoke to the winners about their work. I would recommend Emily and would like her to work with us again. Elaine Walters, Principal Young People’s Librarian, Southwark Libraries
We have really enjoyed having Emily to visit Petts Wood Library, the children loved the two illustration workshops which were attended by children of 3 years to 12 years. Emily kept all ages engaged in her artistic instruction and the children very much enjoyed creating their own pictures. Emily delivers her workshops in a calm and patient way which the children really responded to. We very much hope Emily will come and see us again soon. Jenny Hawke, Supervisor, Petts Wood Library
Thank you for doing the workshop for us – the children loved it! Vanessa Williamson Assistant Group Manager (West), London Borough of Bromley
Emily held the attention of the children, keeping them focused while also attentive and patient, making sure everyone was at the same point, and leaving no one behind. Ashburton Library Assistant, Croydon Borough
I wanted to send you a quick email to congratulate you on this event. My daughters thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were brimming with enthusiasm for what they’d created. Comics and illustrated fiction so often get overlooked so well done to your library for offering this workshop. Thank you very much. Jo Taylor, Parent
Can I just say how much my boys enjoyed this. Please do continue to offer such events for this age group. Neelam Sharma, Parent
My son who isn’t particularly artistic attended a comic workshop at the local library and that was it, he was hooked. From then on, he spent hours at his desk designing and drawing his own comic strip. He couldn’t wait to go again and now draws comic birthday cards for all the family (and not a computer screen in sight!) Professionally organised and fantastically run.
Mike Buckland, Parent
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