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The Monster Doodle has become a regular and enriching experience for kids up and down the country.
Instigated and nurtured by the former Laureate na N’og, Niamh Sharkey, these events give children (and sometimes adults) the chance to meet a real live illustrator in their native habitat (in front of a drawing board) and enter into a shared world of imagination.
I had the supreme pleasure of hosting one such event recently in Bantry Co.Cork.
The West Cork Literary Festival and CBI were so good as to ask me to lead the kids in a session.
Bantry being a seaside town provided all the inspiration needed for some very colorful and fierce artwork. Here are a few pics of the results.
There were mermaid princess’s with pearls, jelly killers and one eyed things, stingrays, hammer heads and deep sea surpirses!
Keep an eye out for future events in your area. Who knows I might SEA you there! D’ya get it!?…

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Professional book illustrator Olivia Golden will be giving a course in Cartoons and Comic strips at CTYI in UCC this summer.

The course is suitable for children aged 8-12 years old who demonstrate high academic ability.

It runs from July 1st to 5th, 2013.

To see Olivia’s work visit

http://www.oliviagolden.wordpress.com

For more information on assessment and course bookings visit

http://www4.dcu.ie/ctyi

CTY Ireland aims to allow all talented students to reach their potential both academically and socially by providing relevant and interesting challenges based on ability and interest rather than age.

CTY Ireland was established at Dublin City University in 1992 to meet the needs of high ability students aged 6 to 17 years from Ireland and abroad.