Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Comic Art Masterclass with Kev F Sutherland!

Last Friday we were very excited to welcome famous comic artist Kev F Sutherland to 20-21 Visual Arts Centre!
Kev F draws for The Beano, Dr Who, The Simpsons and many more, meaning we were extremely lucky to have him join us to celebrate the opening of our Judge Dredd exhibition.

25 pupils from Crosby Primary and three young people from The Darley Centre worked with Kev F to create a comic using the techniques he taught us during the session.

We got to watch Kev create loads of famous comic characters, including Judge Dredd, Batman, Manga characters, Dr Who and loads more! See who you can spot on this fab creation due to be exhibited at 20-21 very soon!

We got to see the actual artworks that Kev makes the feature in loads of comics worldwide!
Kev made us all giggle a LOT when he was showing us his Beano comics and pointing out that he discretely puts his name on each page! See if you can find it in this special jubilee edition of The Beano.

We learnt that Bart Simpson is just a lot of letters thrown together to make a cartoon!


While pupils all worked hard to create our drawings and new comic characters, Kev drew the cover of the classroom comics, using a title we had all chosen together.

Kev F made the cover for the class comics and each child got to draw a tiny little drawing in the background, while he drew portraits of all the pupils.
Kev F drew a portrait of each pupil to feature in our editions! What a treat to be able to go home with a portrait of each of us drawn by a famous artist!

Kev F used his fabulous photocopying skills to shrink the pupils' drawings down so they all feature in a comic for them to take home.

The day was full of laughter, creativity and lots and lots of comics! We hope he'll visit us again soon!

For more details on this workshop, or working with an artist in your school, get in touch with our Education Officer, Hayley McPhun: 01724 297070 or education.2021@northlincs.gov.uk