About The Event
CREATIVE FAMILY WORKSHOP: Get Up, Stand Up: Family comics-making workshop on a theme of activism with GBF 2019 illustrator-in-residence Emily Haworth-Booth Ages 6-106!
One of the themes of our 2019 GBF Saturday is activism. This fun and inspiring family workshop will guide participants of all abilities and ages (6 to 106!) through the process of drafting their own one-page comic on the theme of standing up for what you believe in and speaking the truth. Through discussion and structured exercises Emily will encourage participants to draw on their own memories and life experiences to create unique and inspiring stories that effectively combine word and image. She will share techniques from her own practice as an award-winning comics artist and educator with ten years’ experience of teaching comics and graphic novels. No drawing experience or ability required!
Emily Haworth-Booth is the 2019 Greenwich Book Festival’s illustrator-in-residence. She is an author-illustrator and educator with a passion for dogs and direct action! You will find both of these in her acclaimed debut children’s picturebook The King Who Banned the Dark, which has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Books Prize, the Little Rebels award and the Read It Again! Picture Book award. Emily is currently working on her second picturebook, alongside a long-form graphic memoir about climate change, chronic fatigue syndrome and romantic comedies. When not writing, drawing or having a nap she teaches courses on comics, graphic novels, drawing and illustration at the Royal Drawing School in London and does civil disobedience with Extinction Rebellion. instagram@emilyhaworthbooth
This event will be held in the Clore Learning Space on the first floor of the Visitors Centre at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London. Everyone taking part in the workshop must have a valid ticket. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult but the accompanying adult does not need a ticket unless they wish to participate, which we very much encourage!