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Want to bring your characters to life? Whether you like to draw people, strange creatures or random shapes, this workshop will help you create fabulous characters that leap from the page. Even the simplest stick figure has amazing expressive possibilities! We’ll explore facial expressions, body language, movement and environment. You’ll come away with some great new skills.
Suitable for all ages from Grade 3 onwards. Secondary students really enjoy this one!
Imagine if you read your teacher’s diary… and discovered she was a witch! In this workshop students will explore voice, point of view, structure and pace as they write the diary of their own protagonist. Discover what makes an engaging character, and how to connect with and captivate your readers. The workshop will kick off […]
Imagine if you read your teacher’s diary… and discovered she was a witch! Nicki will talk about the process of writing and illustrating Zelda Stitch’s diary, showing images of the work in progress, character development and inspiration. The session can also incorporate a creative activity based around one of Nicki’s activity sheets.
This workshop includes all the material from my shorter illustration workshop PLUS a surprising ink blot activity. In this session, you’ll learn some great techniques for bringing your characters to life. Whether you like to draw people, strange creatures or random shapes, this workshop will help you create fabulous characters that leap from the page. […]
What really happens between the frames? Nicki unpacks the fascinating narrative devices of the comic art form, using her adaptations of The Great Gatsby and Hamlet as a reference. Lots of images, and plenty of surprising insights into visual storytelling. Topics Covered Labours of love – nine years in the ink Graphic narratives and visual […]
The play’s the thing! Nicki takes you backstage to learn how she adapted Shakespeare’s most famous play into graphic form. Discover how comics can twist the laws of space, time and matter while wrestling with the eternal questions of Hamlet. This presentation will be tailored to suit the audience, whether they are students who are […]
The Great Gatsby as you’ve never seen it before! Nicki spent six years adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel into a strikingly innovative graphic narrative filled with otherworldly creatures. Using lots of images, Nicki will take you on a journey through the adaptation process and explore the fascinating workings of visual narratives. This presentation will be […]