Talks & Workshops

Saturday 28th May 2016
Downstairs at Káva, Rochdale Road

10am – 11am: Rachael Elwell (Lines Form Spaces)

 Linocut Print taster workshop (age 16+)

Have a go at carving a simple image into lino and try out a range of tools and lino textures at this drop-in workshop with artist Rachael Elwell. Rachael can answer any questions you may have about the linocutting process and introduce you to her print work.
£2 per small lino print.

11am-12pm: Vanessa Guy (PixieBiscuit)

 How To Draw A Fantasy Art Character

Witches, warlocks, wizards, fairies, you name it. A practical, hands on session where you WILL come away with an original character that you have drawn. Learn a quick technique to get your imagination on paper from experienced fantasy artist Vanessa Guy. All equipment is provided free of charge.

12pm-1pm: Sam Parfitt ((at)greendaygal)

 Periods, And Why They Aren’t So Bad

An open, light hearted, and body positive discussion on all things menstrual. Learn about alternatives to traditional sanitary products, free bleeding, and discuss what your period means to you with Sam Parfitt, a feminist writer and period advocate.

1pm-2pm: Jinny Woodington (Word of Mouth)

 Cosplay Costume Workshop

This is an hour-long workshop with Jinny Woodington, owner of an experienced seamstress, as a Cosplay Costume Consultant, where she will be offering advice on costume queries and also consult on sewing costumes for people with ideas and no sewing skills.

2pm-3pm: Dave Boydell

 Circles and Squares: The Use Of Basic Shapes To Create Timeless Characters

Since the very dawn of man, on the cave walls of prehistoric settlements, Man, using dirty and Ochre, told their tales and myths through pictures. The umbra lines and shape told of great hunts, the campfires in the sky at night and the passage of time. This talk aims to bring to light, how the use of basic shapes has aided
to produce characters that are appealing and timeless for decades. You’ll see how these timeless characters can be broken down into their basic shapes, why this approach has worked for so long and been so successful and how you can use it in your own work. From Walls of a cave, to Printed ink on paper, through to Celluloid and on to Polygons; we shall explore satisfying world of Shape Based Design.

3pm-4pm: Terence Park

 The Writing Process and Book Reading

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a workshop by established science fiction and fantasy author Terence Park, where he will guide you through the ups and downs of the writing process, from idea generation through to formatting to PDF and Kindle. There will be the chance to ask questions and also hear an excerpt from one of his published works.