STORY ART WORKSHOP | 6th April 4-6pm
Notes for parents…
The Story-Art Workshop is intended to teach participants the basics of storytelling through drawing and painting.
Over the course of the two-hour workshop each artist will draw a character of their own creation. The character will be involved in some kind of simple narrative.
The first half hour or so will be dedicated to ideas. Artists will be encouraged to think-up and sketch out new, original and interesting ideas for their character’s story: Who are they? What do they do? Where have they come from? Why are they here? Where are they going.
Once they have settled upon an idea, a “rough” is pencilled out.
The second hour starts with “inking”. Generally this will mean turning the pencil sketch into a finished pen drawing (although other tools can be used if preferred).
The final stage is colouring. Various mediums will be made available, including watercolour, pencils, pens, ink and gouache paint. (N.B. artists can bring whatever tools they like from home, no specialist equipment is required).
Throughout the process we will be giving tips, teaching techniques and showing examples from popular artists.
Who are we?
Del Thorpe is an illustrator best known for working with Tony Robinson on his successful Weird World of Wonders series of history books for children.
Victoria Homewood is a primarily painter but has diverse skills in many different mediums.
The workshop will be run at Lawrence Art Studio on Kingsthorpe road, Hove – a fully-equipped, professional teaching space.
This first class is a trial-run with a small number of students but we are confident that we will soon be running larger class on a weekly basis and introducing new activities and challenges for returning artists.
If you know of an enthusiastic artist between the ages of 9 and 14 (we are flexible on this age range) who would enjoy and benefit from this workshop please contact Del at email@example.com