In my experience the best way to really learn to draw and create art is to muck about, fart around, go a little crazy by taking chances and having fun. Well, it worked for me.
So, that’s how I like to run my talks. Although I have a basic structure that changes slightly depending on the age group, as much as possible I try and let the kids control the direction and content. Think Theater Sports meets Mr Squiggle.
It can just be me drawing with a little help from the audience, or the kids themselves can also do a few pics of their own. I like to consult with the teacher beforehand as to what they think will work best for that group.
The thing I get a kick out the most though is to see to what extent I can eat into their lunchtime because they just want to do one more drawing
Commercial illustration Where do ideas come from? Writing, illustrating books The difference between an illustrator and an artist Planning/Construction- from rough to finished product that applies equally to a single picture or a whole book Cartoons Character development Why often the greatest artists are not the best drawers How to draw and daydream at the same time Tricks of the trade (wink, wink)