Creative Collisions Comic Workshop

Creative Collisions is an imaginative youth arts network in Great Yarmouth where likeminded people can create, collaborate and communicate opportunities within the arts.

The project involves young people in decision making and co production of events via a youth led steering group. Part of their goal is to connect young people with their heritage by working closely with Great Yarmouth Museums, such as the Time & Tide, and wider networks, regionally and nationally.

Who attended the comic drawing workshop?

The Saturday workshop started on a chilly winter morning at Great Yarmouth college where Essential Sequential workshop leader Stuart Paterson was joined by 9 enthusiastic young people, mostly girls, ranged in ages from 8 to 14.

Third week of drawing: comic strips. Thanks to Stuart Paterson for a fantastic session! @natsatclub @gycollege #timeandtide

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In previous weeks with other tutors they had been exploring challenging areas such as mark marking and life drawing, so the cross-discipline medium of comics presented a tantalising opportunity to put what they’d learned into practice in one exciting package!

How the Workshop went

The motivated group of young artists worked really hard for the session’s 3 hour duration – creating original artwork to accompany supplied scripts.

Using the pre-created comic scripts allowed us to concentrate on learning fundamental comic creation techniques and processes such as thumbnail sketching, using photocopiers to expand and shrink artwork and allowing space for speech and captions.

Amy Stock, Creative Collisions Tutor, who also attended and assisted with the session said:

“The session was amazing, thank you! The group loved it and yes, the results were fantastic!”

As always some amazing work came out of the session which can be seen below and on the Creative Collisions Instagram page.

Looking good!! @natsatclub @gycollege #timeandtide

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Looking very #graphicnovel. @natsatclub @gycollege #timeandtide

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Want to draw comics?

If you think you’d like to book or attend a comic drawing workshop get in touch and we’ll be happy to do all we can to make it happen!