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panda loves bubble tea

Today's morning sketch is for our fab local Panda Panda cafe.



Last night I went to a Teachers' Evening at the Cartoon Museum and shamelessly plugged The DFC Library for their schools. The Cartoon Museum have an amazing menu of workshops that schools can access, either at the museum or sometimes in their schools. (And Deutsche Bank donated money so the workshops are free for secondary schools, whoa!) The workshops are all tied into curriculum subjects, so the teachers can justify having a fab day out doing stuff they and the kids will love. The teachers there sounded very excited, a lot of them are finding their kids are really responding to comics for art, writing, history and other subjects, and they're looking for some creative backup.

Their downloadable programme includes:
*Manga Shakespeare
*Cut-out Animation
*Claymation Animation
*Dreams and Nightmares: create a photo story
*Digital Animation: Mythical Tales (in partnership with the next-door British Museum)
*Creative Writing (featuring Bryan Talbot's murder mystery graphic novel Grandville)
*Understanding Historical Cartoons: World War I
*Understanding Historical Cartoons: World War II
*My Mini-Comic
*Caricature You
*Doodle Your Way In (drawing)
*Doodle Your Way In (clay and paint)

Contact person: Learning and Outreach Officer Miranda Lopatkin, learning@cartoonmuseum.org

A few of us were suggesting to the museum staff that they open up some of the sessions to adults; I would totally love to do a Claymation Animation session or the Digital Animaton project at the British Museum. (I might, ahem, shadow one of them, for work experience, yeah.) I'm doing a few summer workshops at the museum in August (details here) and I'm hoping to do a lot more with them. It's an amazing place, don't miss the current Ronald Searle exhibition that runs until 4 July.

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displacedart
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
i think your panda is much better than their design, just look how cute he is *squeeee* They should get you to redesign the shop logo hehe.

I totally agree with you about the museum should do those course for adults. Having a look at your advents page, the "Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators" sounds very interesting. I have no idea in what direction i want to go with my art but i love hearing about how other people do it.
jabberworks
Jun. 16th, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
Yes, do look into SCBWI, they're a great organisation, and they're always looking for more people to get involved. It's a great way to meet people and learn about the industry, helped me a lot in finding my feet and figuring out what I wanted to do.
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