Beano comics artist Kev Sutherland has been in touch to say he has a fair cluster of his Comic Art Masterclasses in 2009 that will be open to the public, rather than just being in schools and colleges.
Wednesday 18th February - New Milton Library. Tel: 01264 353063
Thursday 19th February - South Ham Library. Tel: 01252 516458
Saturday 21st February - Chipping Norton Theatre. Tel: 01608 642350
Saturday 21st March - Quay Arts Isle Of Wight. Tel: 01983 822490
Sunday 5th April - Norden Farm Park, Maidenhead. Tel: 01628 682565
Book your places now. "If you want to have me come to an art centre, library, or school near you, just ask and I'd be glad to," says Kev. "I cost little more than a supply teacher for the day. I can work with two groups in a school day, up to 30 in each group, any age from seven (year 3) upwards.
"By the end of each session the group has produced a comic containing a strip by every single one of them, a copy of which they take home, plus I've drawn a caricature of every one of them (I
can even draw all the staff if there's time).
• You can see examples of Kev's workshops, and videos of him in action (including my recent appearance on BBC1's The One Show) at comicfestival.co.uk
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