Rocket Comics At Teignmouth Library!

TOMORROW!! Come down at 11am and make a rocket comic with me! £2 per child we’re running till 12.30pm. Hope to see you there!

What a brilliant, creative workshop! Thanks to Cathy and Caroline for helping out and to the children and their families for coming and getiing into the activity so enthusiastically,. And the result was some rather lovely, unique rocket comics 🙂

Comic Characters at Teignmouth Library

School’s out so it’s time once again for the Summer Reading Challenge! 🙂 This year the theme is “mischief makers” (as in Dennis the menace and Beryl the Peril), so Teignmouth Library have asked me to run a couple of comics workshops to celebrate.

Pictures of today’s workshop are below and I’ll be back on 13th August to run a Rocket Comic Book making workshop. Looking forward to it!

Arty Holiday Activities

I won’t be running very many workshops over the hols as i’m busy with other things, but here’s a list of very creative art activities for kids from the Book Trust called “Staring Into Space”. You can download them by clicking on the link below, have fun!!

staring-into-space-all-six-resources

Story Scene at Magic Carpet Honiton

Everyone had a lovely time making houses, trees, telephone boxes and ice cream vans for the “story scene” we made last Thursday. After building our version of what eventually looked like Torquay (!!) we made some people and cats and created stories around it.

Comics Club Summer 2018

The Comics Club at Bishopsteignton Primarycame to an end a couple of weeks ago, so I’ve made up a pdf of most of the comics the kids made and you can download it here! comics club

Making the animation for Shimmer and Disappear by Pram

I was very chuffed when Pram asked me to make an animation for a track from their new LP Across the Meridian. I took some pictures while making, so here they are below…

The whole process from a-z was great fun, even when everything fell over :), and it’s a brilliant track too.

Pram’s new album is out on Domino Records on 20th July and available for pre-order here

 

Shimmer and Disappear by Pram

I had a blast making this animation for Shimmer and Disappear from Pram’s upcoming LP Across the Meridian 🙂 Will post “making of” pics soon.

Bishopsteignton Primary School Comics Club – New Term!

I’ve got fourteen keen-as-mustard comic artists this term, and they are already coming up with some wonderful ideas, including a graphic novel and a very exciting joint project featuring a story told from three different points of view. This is a degree of sophistication I came across in works of authors and filmmakers only when I went to university, so I was a bit blown away when they announced what they were going to do. In fairness all three are super-creative, bright kids – am very excited to see how this works out.

Crazy Conductors and Interactive Orchestras

This was a lot of fun – a projection/animation/digital music drop-in workshop for Daisi’s “Machina” project at the Phoenix in Exeter. Participants made a cutout musician character, attached it to the projected background and then, using Bare Conductive technology, gave it a sound – which could be played just by touching the character (gasp!)

It worked brilliantly as a fully interactive workshop, and musician Rachel Thame and I are definitely going to roll this out more widely. Get in touch for more information. 🙂

Prop making for Alice in Wonderland

The guys have been very busy making all kinds of props for their production of Alice in Wonderland recently. They really are lovely and I think it’s going to look very special when they perform on May 17th in Honiton. Here are a few of the puppets and masks we made last week…

No Animation Club tonight!

We’re snowed in again here at Small World Towers so I’m afraid I’ve had to cancel tonight’s Club, sorry! We’ll be back again next Monday. My cat ventured out briefly this morning… he’s now back on his bed 🙂

St Leonard’s Surgery – Wellbeing Project

Yesterday saw the first of two sessions I’m leading at the surgery, as part of a project with Magic Carpet. It was a lot of fun, with much chatting and laughter as well as some very lovely monoprints  being made by all the participants, (and some rather hilarious caricatures of me and Amelia by Fran):