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As a school we have been blown away be the skills the children have gained, as a result of working with Turnip Starfish. Reluctant writers were completely engaged and excited about writing because of their creative approach and stimulating provision. All of the children benefited hugely from working creatively. Their self-esteem, confidence and independence skills improved significantly. On behalf of Undy Primary, Thank you!
 

Mrs Willis, Co-head teacher Undy Primary School - 15/06/17

The team at Turnip Starfish have been having fun directing and producing animation for TV since 1999. See some of latest animation here! Maybe we can help you?

We also run animation workshops, manga and cartoon drawing workshops, digital painting workshops and more in South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bristol and beyond. Give us a buzz and maybe we can come to you!

Award Nomination!

We are delighted to have been nominated for the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture Award’ at the Youth Engagement and Participation Celebration Event 2017 by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Well done team Turnip!

Published: 2017-06-16

July workshop dates are live!

Workshops for the 1st and 15th of July.

For the younger ones we have animation and manga drawing.

For the young at heart we have Life Drawing and Digital Painting!

See more at the SHOP

Published: 2017-06-13

Summer Academy 2017 - is now live!

The places are now open for our supper popular Summer Academy! After running summer schools for the University of South Wales for ten years, last year we ran our first Summer Academy and sold out. Easter also sold out early, so do not book late. We are supper excited to announce that the workshops are now live in the shop.

Animation Summer Academy 7th-11th August 2017

Animation Summer Academy 14th-18th August 2017

Manga Summer Academy 21st-25th August 2017

Published: 2017-05-12

June workshops!

Junes workshop dates are now live on the SHOP

Manga classes, Life Drawing classes and Digital painting classes!

Published: 2017-05-10

NEW Adult Life Drawing Classes!

You have been asking for a while, so now we have launched our new 16+ Adult drawing classes.

This taught life drawing class will start with a half hour lecture on drawing structure and anatomy by respected drawing lecturer Nick Price.

See more in the SHOP

Published: 2017-03-29

NEW EASTER workshops

have you seen our EPIC Easter workshops?

Manga Drawing in Easter

Animation in EASTER

Published: 2017-03-29

Keep up to date with new workshops!

Remember to sign up for our FREE e-mailer at the bottom of our website! Then we can keep you informed about all our FREE activities! Plus we are on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Published: 2016-08-25

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Check out our Instagram site for all the latest workshop pictures!

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Published: 2016-05-09

Manga Workshops

In our Manga workshop you will be taught construction techniques to strengthen your artwork and how to pose your Manga characters. You will explore how to draw Manga and Chibi heads including facial expressions. After developing your skills in the use of ProMarkers, you will go on to work on authentic imported Manga Comic paper to create a final illustration using our ProMarkers and highlighting in Posca pens.

Want to see more!

Published: 2014-03-19

Digital Painting workshops now for adults!

Lots of people have asked, so here you have it. Digital Painting for adults!

This cutting edge Digital Painting course is for people that want to learn to develop their skills in creating, painting or colouring artwork on a computer.

More advanced artists will go on to explore: · painting with masks and selection areas · colouring ink lines · creating custom brushes · painting in values (black and white) and then adding colour layers

Book soon, this is sure to fill up quick!

Published: 2014-03-19

Animation workshops

At our animation workshop you will be taught to storyboard, character design, build your characters and animate your ideas! You will use HD industry animation technology to animate your film and be taught by the animation directors of Turnip Starfish. It doesn't matter if you are new to animation or experienced, we have taught people that have gone on to animate at Disney, Aardman and many other animation studios across Britain! WANT TO SEE MORE.

Published: 2014-02-21

FREE drawing tutorials!

Have you seen our new FREE drawing tutorials? Go and see Lexémon draw Elsa and Anna from Disney's Frozen or Turnip Nick draw one of his dwarf warriors! SEE TUTORIALS

Published: 2014-02-10

Pay by VISA, MasterCard or PayPal !

Our shop will now except payments directly by VISA, MasterCard as well as through PayPal accounts. Just select the 'Pay with a debit or credit card' selection in the PayPal shop.

Published: 2014-01-13