Release Your Inner Cartoonist

Aug 14 2015 | By More

✭✭✭✭✩    Creative fun

Young critics scheme review
Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33), Sat 8 – Thurs 20 Aug 2015

Imaginative, amusing and jam packed with helpful tips, Harry Venning’s workshop Release Your Inner Cartoonist is great for any kids with an interest in comics and cartoons.

Or for anyone, for that matter, who simply wants to learn how to take their doodles to the next level and have a laugh while doing so.

InnerCartoonist2Although the workshop is primarily for kids, every audience member is encouraged by the warm and witty Venning – an extremely successful cartoonist and comedy writer – to get scribbling and then share their work. And with the experience of drawing cartoon strips Clare in the Community for The Guardian and Hamlet in The Stage every week, he has a fair few tips to share with any aspiring cartoonists.

As Venning points out from the very beginning, no drawing skills are required, just an imagination and a sense of humour. Even parents end up sketching out a cartoon character or two, and receive positive words of encouragement as they go.

An audience member can expect to carry some cartoon drawing exercises on the clipboard and paper provided, and gradually build up skills demonstrated by Venning until, at the end, you have your very own cartoon strip, which he encourages you to share with him and the rest of the audience at the end of the workshop.

The presentation is simple, it consists of a man, a large pad of paper and some pens – but somehow it is very informative and entertaining. Perhaps not for very young children as the humour can be crude, but for ages 8 and up the workshop is engaging, helpful and a lot of fun.

Running time 1 hour
Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33), 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Saturday 8 – Thursday 20 August 2015
Daily: 11am
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Harry Venning’s exhibition of Hamlet cartoons is in the Pleasance Courtyard for the whole fringe.




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