12 January 15
The girls have experienced an intensive series of drawing instruction with cartooning workshops over the last three days. I enrolled Aisha and Brioni in a cartooning class before I realised that Bradfield Dumpleton was also offering workshops at the Cygnet Folk Festival last weekend.
The workshops at Cygnet were only one hour long, but today’s class lasted two hours. I asked the girls what they thought about the classroom situation, and they weren’t fazed by having to sit at a desk for that length of time. The material and interaction remained interesting enough that they could embrace the subject matter easily enough.
During the summer-holiday period, intensive lessons are often offered for kids, and these tend to suit our lifestyle better than traditional schooling. After three days of drawing lessons, the girls have improved immensely, although Brioni would prefer to find someone who can show her more life-sketching techniques. So I’ll keep an eye out for that and hopefully someone suitable will cross our paths soon!