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Cartooning: Expressive faces and figures with Ted Boothroyd

It’s more fun and satisfying to create your own faces and figures than to copy what you see on TV or in ads. You don’t worry whether this line or that shape is “correct,” but rather you ask yourself if it helps or hinders what you want to express. If it works then that’s what you want, and if it doesn’t work, you change it. This workshop provides an increased confidence that the student is capable of independent artistic expression through original drawings.

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Time Required:

1 hour + 15 minutes prep time

Material Required:

For instructor, white board and good erasable markers preferred, otherwise blackboard and chalk, or multi-page flip-chart plus markers. For students: paper and markers.

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Ted Boothroyd

Ted received a B.A. from Mount Allison University and a B.Ed. from The University of Toronto. After two years of teaching in New Brunswick, he began a career in the federal public service which included, especially in the latter stages, such creative work as writing, illustration and graphic design. Amongst his many other creations along the way, Ted has produced roughly 1000 editorial cartoons, illustrations for four books, various fine art drawings, and in recent years, many award-winning wood carvings. He has also had several stints as court-room sketch artist for CTV and CBC television, and has written plays, humourous verse, and many record album and book reviews for publication. He has led workshops in art and cartooning for students in several New Brunswick schools and at Mount Allison University, and his artwork is represented in both private and public collections across North America.

Contact: (506)471-6099


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