February 15-26. The vPlus Festival is an online festival from Potential Plus UK, full of workshops, webinars and discussions for young people with enquiring minds, their families and schools.


The Ultimate Monster Design – Paul Pickford – Ages 11-14

Paul Pickford, illustrating monsters

The Ultimate Monster Design – Paul Pickford – Ages 11-14

Ages 11-14

Challenge and sharpen your art skills in this fun art session. Using classic monster designs as inspiration you will be working with award winning illustrator Paul Pickford to design a monstrous new creation. We’ll be looking at progressing drawing skills through 1D to 3D, pencil skills such as how to use light and shade, and also rendering using colour and markers to add some professional touches to your artwork.

Participants will need pencil, paper, colouring pencils and fine liner markers.

Illustration of a monster by Paul Pickford

Session Presenter

Paul Pickford

Paul Pickford

Paul Pickford is an award winning visual artist, based in Salford, specialising in Illustration, animation and visual narrative techniques. His skills include a variety of drawing and painting techniques, puppet making, pop-up art and sculpture.  He has successfully led workshops in all of these areas working with schools, special needs and community groups. His work has been published as books, comic strips, promotional material, theatre posters and 2 & 3-D animations. He has experience of working in a range of animation techniques and have designed and made animation sets and characters. He has also worked with clients including the BBC, British Waterways, The NHS, The Groundwork Trust and galleries including The Tate, The Lowry and The Turnpike.

Event Hours(1)

  • Fri 19th Feb

    14.00 - 15.00

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Potential Plus UK is a leading UK charity in the field of High Learning Potential (gifted/more able) and Dual or Multiple Exceptionality (gifted/more able + special educational need or disability). If you would like to find out more about how we support children and young people, their families and schools please see our parent website Potential Plus UK

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We are grateful to the Government for funding this festival free through the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund


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