Learn to be a Cartoonist!

August 31, 2021

On Saturday 4th September at the Shrewsbury Food Festival, children can come and learn how to be a cartoonist at our stand!

We will be joined by the talented Tim Sanders. Tim will be sharing his expertise in a series of cartoon workshops. We hope the free sessions inspire the next generation of cartoonists and illustrators!

Tim was the pocket cartoonist for the Independent titles for many years. He now works as a freelance cartoonist for many national titles, including the Observer and the Guardian. He also works as an educator with children and adults, and runs drawing, painting, and cartoon workshops. 

Tim has illustrated several children books (including Ediciones 66 Barcelona) and one graphic novel (1917 Russia’s Red Year). He has had two solo exhibitions in London and participated in a number of group shows, as well as producing story boards for, amongst others, Red Saunders’ Hidden project. 

Other works include murals in Islington that celebrate the work of William Blake, who is buried in Bunhill Row, close to the site of the mural. He has also painted murals in Leyton, London, inspired by the work of Henri Rousseau and Hokusai.

Tim will be sharing his expertise and running some fun workshops on how to draw cartoon faces on Saturday 4th September, at the Caldecott Arts Festival Stand at the Shrewsbury Food Festival at the Quarry (SY1 1RU).

The workshops will run at the following times:

  • 10.00am
  • 11.15am
  • 12.30pm
  • 2.00pm
  • 3.15pm

The workshops are aimed at children aged 8 years and over. Each session is 45 minutes long. Places will be limited to 20 children per workshop, so to avoid disappointment, reserve your space early!

All materials will be included, and no previous experience is needed.