Parent & Child: Cheeky Characters

with Steve Carroll

  • Starts 9 Jul
  • 20 British pounds
  • Findhorn

Service Description

Draw and paint funny faces using the letters of the alphabet with award-winning illustrator, Steve Carroll. 10:30 - 1:30 £20 Age: 6 plus All materials included First of all, Steve will show the class in easy steps how to make a Cheeky Character, starting off with some quick little sketch ideas. A larger pencil outline is next and when happy that the shape of the face and letter are still readable, it’s time to colour in. Then it’s the turn of the young artists to use their imagination and create their own works of art. Along the way, Steve will always be around to help if needed. When the fancy letters are finished, they can be grouped together on to a poster. The kids could perhaps pick out the characters which spell their name to take home as a unique record of their day. Please arrive 10 minutes early, as there are some admin and H&S points to go over. PLEASE NOTE: PARENTS MUST STAY FOR THE DURATION About Steve: 2017 – present Workshop Tutor I run scraperboard classes for novice to intermediate levels. Preparation and demonstration of mark making techniques with a variety of scraping tools and materials. Class encouraged to experiment with texture, tone and composition. 2017 – After class Art Tutor I set a “Letterhead” portrait class for the P.4 children at Dufftown Primary. Showed examples of my work and demonstrated the principles of the lesson. Oversaw the children’s progress from beginning to end. 2014 – Mentoring Programme Via Facetime, I mentored a senior student attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in Brooklyn, New York, for her senior semester thesis. This included continual guidance throughout and giving critical analysis on completion. 2010 - 2011 Volunteer Art Tutor at Greyfriars House, Perth Supervised art class. Drawing exercises for homeless men and women. Demonstrated basic drawing techniques in pencil and ink. Also, taught the principles of colour, shape and composition. These newly found skills were useful for their chosen subject of tattoo design. As a consequence, the art of lettering became an integral and enjoyable part of the design process. 2006 - 2010 Luthrie Art Group Tutor and Perth Workshop Tutor Demonstrations and lessons about caricature. Encouraged the class to exaggerate the features of famous people using a variety of drawing materials. Demonstrated the use of collage for caricature. The class worked with a variety of materials such as coloured paper, fabric, string, buttons etc.

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Contact Details

  • Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Forres, UK