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October Half Term Workshops now available

All sessions much be booked in advance via our shop website, by phone: 0207 580 8155 or in person

Tuesday 22nd October

11am - 1pm
Make a Mini-Comic
Lots of comic creators got started by making mini-comics. Steve Marchant shows you how to create your own characters and draw them into a special booklet that you’ll easily be able to make copies of to give to your friends. Ages 8 - 12, £12

2pm - 4pm
Sound Effects!
In the 1950s, genius Mad artists Wally Wood drew a hilarious strip where the story was told entirely with pictures and sound effects - and now you can do it too. So if you like doing bubble writing and you like drawing comics, this new workshop with Richy K Chandler will be great fun. Ages 8 - 12, £12

Wednesday 23rd October

11am - 1pm
Manga Kawaii
Kawaii is a Japanese word for cute or loveable . Intros session, manga artists Sally-Anne Hickman will show you how to draw super-cute people and animals. Using your newly-acquired skills you will then draw your characters in their own cartoon world. ages 8 - 12, £12

2pm - 4pm
Superheroes
Chris Geary is the artist on the hot new hrahic novel Spirit of the Pharaoh. He’ll show you how to design and draw your own superheroes in a thrilling two-page comic strip. Ages 8 - 12, £12

Thursday 24th October

11am - 3.30pm
Crazy Claymation
Spend the day with professional animator Reza Ben Gajra and create a short film using characters made from modelling clay. You’ll be able to watch the results on the museums Youtube channel. Ages 8 - 12, £25

Friday 25th October

11am - 1pm
Modern Myths and Magic
For fans of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and all things fantasy, Rachel Ball shows you how to update characters from myths and fairytales in a 21st Century setting. Ages 8 - 12, £12

2pm - 4pm
Manga Lyrics
Bring along the lyrics to one of your favourite songs, and artist Irena Richards will show you how to use them to create a short manga story. Ages 8 - 12, £12

Learn at the Cartoon Museum

The Museum’s Learning Programme provides a range of stimulating workshops that encourage young people to explore their creativity and be inspired by the wide variety of cartoons and comic pages in the Museum’s collection. Workshops can be tailored to suit all ages and levels of ability, and are taught by professional artists and writers with years of teaching experience.

If a trip to the Cartoon Museum is not possible or practical, many of our workshops are available as outreach sessions to schools in London zones 1-9.

The brand-new Cartoon Museum has two large galleries and numerous displays exhibiting original artwork from British comics, graphic novels, newspapers and magazines from the 18th century to the present day. All schools will get an opportunity to see the exhibitions, and a learning trail booklet can be included as part of the session. Our purpose built new Clore Learning Studio can comfortably accommodate up to 30 pupils and we will be adding to the variety of sessions on offer later in 2019.

 he Museum’s Learning Programme provides a range of stimulating workshops that encourage young people to explore their creativity and be inspired by the wide variety of cartoons and comic pages in the Museum’s collection. Workshops can be tailored to suit all ages and levels of ability, and are taught by professional artists and writers with years of teaching experience.

If a trip to the Cartoon Museum is not possible or practical, many of our workshops are available as outreach sessions to schools in London zones 1-9.

The brand-new Cartoon Museum has two large galleries and numerous displays exhibiting original artwork from British comics, graphic novels, newspapers and magazines from the 18th century to the present day. All schools will get an opportunity to see the exhibitions, and a learning trail booklet can be included as part of the session. Our purpose built new Clore Learning Studio can comfortably accommodate up to 30 pupils and we will be adding to the variety of sessions on offer later in 2019.

 
 
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create a comic strip!

Students design their own character, practice drawing from different viewpoints, and learn how to use a simple narrative structure to produce a one-page comic strip story.

This session is suitable for all abilities, but is especially useful for groups that find literacy challenging.

It can also be used to reflect topics being studied in other school work.

 
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Superheroes

Perennially popular, this session shows pupils how to create their own costumed adventurers, design a dastardly villain and draw them both in action.

Characters can also reflect topics such as ecology, road safety, health, etc.

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Caricature

An experienced caricaturist shows your group how to create their own cartoon self-portraits. By prior arrangement, the group can also learn how to draw caricatures of celebrities, politicians and other famous people.

At the end of this session, one lucky student can win a cartoon portraits by the tutor in a quick competition!

 
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World War 1 / World War 2 in Cartoons

Students examine some of the different types of cartoons produced during WWI or WWII. They will then draw their own cartoons or caricatures reflecting these troubled times in our history.

 
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Manga

In a series of short exercises, students will practice some of the different drawing styles and visual storytelling skills emlpoyed by manga artists, and then produce their own page of manga.

This session can also serve as an introduction to manga (Japanese comics) for the uninitiated.

 
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Claymation

A claymation specialist shows students how to use modelling clay to create characters and settings. They will then produce their own stop-motion animated film.

15 students max

 
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Cut-out Animation

A professional animator teaches students how to draw cut-out characters and use collage to create their own short animated film.

15 students max

 
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Ages 4-6

For the very young, for whom simply holding a pencil correctly might be a bit of a challenge, we offer this fun workshop where they draw a silly superhero right onto a pre-printed comic cover. They can then add numbers and their name, and have fun colouring in.

“All the children enjoyed it and we saw an improvement in their drawing”. Hawley Primary School, Camden

 

Book a workshop

Workshops must be booked in advance and are available 11am - 4pm Tuesday - Saturday during term time.

Our classroom can comfortably seat up to 30 students (15 for animation sessions).

We can accommodate larger groups (except for animation) by arrangement.

Fees:

  • 2-hour workshops (drawing) £100

  • 4-hour workshops (animation) £230

To book, email the Cartoon Museum’s Learning Team: learning@cartoonmuseum.org.

 

FAQs

Nearest tube? We are 8 minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus

We’ve booked a workshop for 11am - what time should we arrive? The museum opens at 10.30am, so schools should aim to arrive at around 10.50am

Can we have lunch at the museum after our session? The only space available is the classroom, which you are welcome to use as long as you leave the space clean and tidy. The 4-hour animation workshop includes 30 minutes for a lunch break.

How soon after an animation workshop can we see the finished film on Youtube? The tutor will need to work for several hours editing the material and add a soundtrack. As a general rule, films can be viewed 7-10 days later on our channel.