Between 27 Juli – 11 July I held a series of saturday afternoon workshops for the children of Liverpool Arabic Centre. In the first workshop, the children designed their own comic characters.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="static" fversion="8.0.0" movie="http://www.andreasqassim.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/characters.swf" width="600" height="450" targetclass="flashmovie"]
In workshop II and III, the LAC children created comics with their characters from workshop I. Or they made up new ones. I was baffled by the creativity of the children. Amazing stuff! I got a taste for teaching cartoons and comics. Inshallah, I’ll be able to develop these workshops further in the future.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="static" fversion="8.0.0" movie="http://www.andreasqassim.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/comics.swf" width="600" height="450" targetclass="flashmovie"]
On 19 July we made an exhibition with some of the children’s work. The exhibition was part of this year’s Arabic Arts Festival, and it took place at LJMU centre for Art and Design. It was also a two part competition, one for best character and one for best comic. The winners got a book on cartooning, and the 2nd prize winners got a drawing set of pencils, eraser, ink pens, felt tips and drawing pad. If you look carefully you’ll see the 1st and 2nd prize winners in the above slide shows.