Creature-themed Drop-Ins, Illustration Workshops,

Creative Practitioner Projects

I've run activities in many educational and community settings, with ages ranging from five years old to fifty plus. Almost all subjects can be explored with art and, with some advanced preparation time, I can tailor the content to compliment your current curriculum.


My specialty, though, is creature and character themed drop-in workshops. I currently have Halloween, Diwali, Chinese and Diverse City shadow-puppet-making activities and Dragon, Christmas Reindeer and velociraptor papercraft sessions.


I'm a parent myself and have experienced the wet, painty misery that follows other people's art activities. I've seen the terror on other parents faces as their child presents them with the dripping, glittery logistical nightmare they'll be carrying at arm's length for the rest of the day.


Consequently, my sessions use nothing wetter than a glue stick. Your children will leave my

workshops with something dry that can be put straight into a pocket or bag without smearing horrific crusty gunk across Grandma's new trousers.


Better still, you can hire one of my monsters and a workshop as a wraparound activity for a themed day. For example, Brimstone The Dragon and my Little Dragons workshop.



Past clients have included MBD Ltd; Big Difference Ltd; Pedestrian Ltd; Curve Theatre; New Walk Museum; ISKCON Centre Leicester; Bid Leicester; North West Leicester Council; Leicester University; Loughborough Town Hall; The National Science And Media Museum, Bradford; Crewe Lyceum and Nottingham Castle (via New Art Exchange).

Diwali Shadow Puppets Workshop

A drop-in activity for ages 5 - 12 (younger with assistance from parents).  Use my laser-cut templates to create  characters from the Ramayana Epic. If your venue can supply a suitable screen, we can also project and perform them. Great for Diwali!

Shadow Beasts - Shadow Puppets Workshop

Another drop-in activity for ages 5 - 12.  Use my monster templates to create customised shadow puppets. Supply your own light-source and screen for extra fun. Great for Halloween!

Little Dragons

A popular drop-in activity for ages 6 - 12. Colour and construct your own palm-sized dragon head using my pre-printed A4 sheets and a split-pin fastener for the moving jaw. These dragons are customisable and, for an additional fee, I can supply extra parts inspired by the feathered dragon myths of ancient China!

Monster Masks And More

Got a school project that needs livening up? Here I use my simple but effective papercraft techniques to create horrible heads and horrendous hands with your students!

Cartoon Workshops

Chunky marker pens plus oversized paper equals fun, as I demonstrate how to draw crazy characters with your class.


Want to know how to draw a duck in a top-hat? Easy! Horse flying a zeppelin? You've come to the right man. Reluctant sketchers will be encouraged and confident young artists helped to push their imaginations to the limit.


I paint your walls. Kids help. Sometimes, the kids paint and I help. Whichever way, some people paint, some other people help. It's good!