I have extensive experience at planning and delivering illustration and comics workshops for students of all ages. I have taught over 9,000 students and have worked in conjunction with some of the largest museums/galleries in London (The British Library, Tate and the Design Museum), arts organisations and charities (House of Illustration, Londonprintstudio), publishers (Self Made Hero, Folio Society, Bloomsbury) as a freelance educator.
Client workshop feedback:
'I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful sessions that you did with our Y6 children. They really have enjoyed them, produced some amazing artwork and been inspired by you. Your impact is still being felt. This week the teachers have taught each others classes one of the sessions that you did with their class. Thank you so much for making this such a great experience for the children and staff.'
'Such a talented illustrator - and brilliant with the children! Thank you!'
'It was thrilling, surprising and fascinating to see how enthusiastic and engaged our daughters were. It has been a wonderful way to spend the afternoon together as a family.'
'Such an organised, well explained and fun experience!'
'If you want to be creative, spend time with your child and be facilitated by an extremely talented illustrator then you couldn't do better than attending one of Merlin's workshops.'
Had an absolutely wonderful time, thank you so much! You created a really relaxed, creative atmosphere – cannot fault the experience. We will definitely come to future workshops!’
‘So enjoyable! Made me use a part of my brain that’s not been used for a long time.’
‘Fantastic experience…Merlin is very enthusiastic – a great teacher.’
‘Absolutely fascinating. My first art lesson since leaving school – I was a bit apprehensive about attending this session but I am delighted I went out of my comfort zone! Thank you very much for your time and expertise.’
Selection of previous workshop themes include:
I have taught/run workshops, short courses and lectures for the following clients: