Cartoon workshops for schools in Stoke on Trent & Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire
For fun and creative cartoon workshops, we are right on your door step!
Based in Stoke / Newcastle, I teach ‘How to Draw Cartoons’ in our fun packed art drawing workshops for classes of upto 30 children (or there abouts).
Our aim is to pass on loads of encouragement and exciting tips to draw action, emotion, spatial awareness, form, shadow techniques plus so much more, for each child to take away and create their own amazing cartoon drawings for years to come.
If you prefer for us to compliment a particular course subject to help the children illustrate their own stories for example, we can certainly occomodate that with pleasure.
Cartooning tips for all ages and abilities!
For those who think they can’t draw, we show them, that they definitely can!
Face2Face + Online
Supporting Creative Education
to PRUs, SEN & Mainstream Schools
Who runs the workshop?
Husband and wife team, Chris and Irene Altham.
Chris has 35+ years as a commercial cartoonist, working for clients around the world.
Irene has 22+ years working in senior management for a Stoke on Trent based mental health charity.
“It is an absolute pleasure to pass on our cartooning experience and encouragement to the next generation of budding cartoonists.”
Our latest Cartoon Workshops…
Bursley Academy, Bradwell, Newcastle, Staffs
For Bursley Academy we had the pleasure of running 5 cartoon workshops in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, to approximately 150+ children, split over two half days. The samples of work below are just a snippet of the great drawings the children created on the day.
Smallbrook School, Shrewsbury
It was a pleasure to run a half day workshop at Smallbrook School, part of Outcome First Group of specialist schools. The young people there immersed themselves in the classes and came up with loads of great drawings. Their ages ranged from 11 to 14 years so we worked the lessons suitably for their ages.
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What sort of drawing tips do we cover within class?
Quick on the draw cartoons
Starting with simple shapes and working within the outerline, we will show how quickly characters can be created with a few flicks and dots of the pen.
You don’t always have to use lots of colour, with these head drawings we’ve made use of the solid background colour plus the white to give individuality to each character.
Cartooning as a job...
Our workshops focus on teaching students how to effectively use cartoons to convey a message, a skill that is highly relevant in advertising and marketing. Cartoons are often incorporated into logos, making them an important aspect of branding.
We help students to capture emotions through their cartooning, while also honing their drawing skills for people, animals, plus everyday scenes and objects.
It is well documented that drawing helps children develop pre-writing skills, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination, all of which are crucial for their overall growth and development.
There are so many opportunities to have a creative career. Just a snippet include; comic artist, book illustration, animator, cartooning for advertising, character design, colourist, storyboard illustrator.
Some of the clients Chris has worked for over the years.
The cost for booking a cartoon workshop
Prices are based upon – providing educational cartoon workshops ‘in school’.
1 Hour = £165
3 Hours = £300
Up to 5 Hours = £480
*Travel expenses may apply depending upon distance from our studio to your school, but these costs will be confirmed prior to any booking.
All work protected under copyright ©2023 to Chris Altham.