Past Event: How to draw portraits with cartoonist Marf at Islington

by Cass Art

This workshop with Cartoonist Marf taught kids how to draw simple yet creative portraits. Cartoonist Marf talked about a few of her golden rules to help children discover things drawing can do that the camera can't, learning how to identify significant traits and also encourage invention and imagination to make their portraits wild and fun.

Marf is a widely published cartoonist and illustrator who has worked as the editorial cartoonist for the Evening Standard, drew a daily pocket cartoon for Canada's Globe and Mail and is currently working on a graphic novel. Marf has also done a compilation of original and published cartoons, many of which appeared on, one of  the UK's leading political blogs. These works were exhibited at the Guildhall Art Gallery in her recent solo exhibition called 'City Blues', on the recession and banking crisis. Last year, she was Artists-in-Residence at St John's Primary School in Bethnal Green. She regularly visits schools around London to teach drawing and portraiture. 

This event has now ended. Please check our workshops page for future events.

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