Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Felt Tip Stories


I am soon starting my MA in Children's Book Illustration and couldn't be more excited about it! 

I am also expanding my business in running children's workshops and calling it "Felt Tip Stories", thus putting the emphasis on teaching and facilitating drawing and comic-making activities. I hope this felt tip elephant will find its feet!

The next "Felt Tip Stories" workshop I am running will be "Magical Beast Masks" at the East Street summer fair, which I have not been to before. It looks nice though and I am happy to be helping out! Come along and  make a mask using different drawing marks and felt tips and think of a name and home for your imaginary beast! Free and all ages welcome.Sat 19th Sept. 11am-1pm. I think there'll be some nice food and vintage clothes at this community market. So that'll be jolly!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

making huuuuge sculptures

Thanks to the Children's Scrapstore in Bristol for the amazing materials. These images are of another workshop I devised, resourced, led and facilitated at Arnolfini. The children were inspired by large scale images of sculptures and installations by Angus Fairhurst and Cosima Von Bonin from Arnolfini's archive.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Story Ideas

Green Melodica

I helped to record some music by Matt Jones with himself, Sam, Lisa and Michal one sunny day recently in Ashton Court. Mostly I drew them but I also played the melodica for a bit! 


Michal wandering, as instructed.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

of late...Arnolfini

Hello! I have been leading workshops and making an activity sheet for a project called Arnolfini Story which celebrates the heritage of this contemporary arts centre in Bristol.

At the workshops children drew, explored contemporary sculpture and made a giant octopus a little like Cosima Von Bonin's from her exhibition in 2012.

Apparently one child could remember when the building was once attacked by dinosaurs. I must say, that occasion has slipped my mind.

The next free drop in workshop will include some graffitiing activities and more junk-modelling on 25th July at Arnolfini Saturday 25th July, all ages welcome!

Saturday, 6 June 2015


As members of Brolly Lolly Daisy Hirst and I will be running a mask-making workhop at ELCAF called Masks of The Cloud Beasts on Sunday 21st June!  Read all about it HERE.