Monday, 22 February 2010

March Events

March is going to be a busy month! We have several events lined up, for festivals, schools, libraries and more!

Kicking off the events will be a Glow Live Meet on March 3rd at 1pm with Learning and Teaching Scotland: a virtual comic workshop available to view on the Glow network by subscribing schools.

Then for World Book Day, March 4th, two schools visits:
a comic workshop at Springburn Academy, Glasgow, followed by a visit to Knightswood Primary, Glasgow: talking to the entire school (all 460 pupils!) and delivering a mega-workshop with 120 participants.

March 8th will see us deliver two workshops for the Aye Write! Schools Programme, at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. Check out their website to see the full schedule of events.

On March 10th, a talk on Graphic Novel adaptations, as part of the Scottish Book Trust Online Teachers in Residence scheme.

Then on to Queensferry High School in Edinbugh on the 11th of March for a comic workshop, followed by another at Liberton High School in Edinbugh on the 17th.

We'll wrap up on March 30th with a workshop for pupils at Carnoustie library, and a talk about our work and the creative process at the Forfar library (18.00 - open to the public - admission free).

For more details on all of the above, please go to our events page.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Friday, 5 February 2010

Comic Workshop at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery

Last Sunday was spent at the museum, the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow to be precise. There we delivered a comic workshop to a group of young people (aged 12 to 17). The session lasted three hours and everyone had plenty of time to create characters and develop a story (to be set in a museum of course!). Quite a few finished comics were even produced on the day. Museum attendants Lyn and Jessica also took us all for a guided tour around a few of the excellent galleries, through some secret passages and past suits of armour. Everyone soaked up the atmosphere, gathered fuel their stories and thought a little about taxidermy.

It seemed like everyone got inspired and made some notes and lots of sketches. Here are just a few photos and some samples of the great work that was produced. More can be seen on our Picasa photo album here.