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(my son) really enjoyed the class today. Thanks for making him feel welcome and is just what he needed for both art skills and confidence. Definitely booking on again !

Mark Thomas – Facebook – 20/10/18

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!

November & December workshop dates are all live!

Live Drawing, Manga Drawing and Digital Painting are all live now in the shop for November and December! - MORE

Published: 2018-10-26

Looking for something to do in half term?

Hey! How cool is this...

You can now book workshops for October half term!

see more - MORE

Published: 2018-09-21

New Academic Year!

A whole new academic year has arrived. We are supper pumped from an amazing summer of academies and summer schools! So to kick off the fun our September dates are live!

September dates - MORE

Published: 2018-08-31

The Summer Academy 2018

Is Live!

For those of you who just want to be creative all summer, our Summer Academy dates are now live! Please go to the SHOP for more info...

Animation Summer Academy 6th-10th August 2018 - MORE

Animation Summer Academy 13th-17th August 2018 - MORE

Manga Summer Academy 13th-17th August 2018 - MORE

Manga Summer Academy 20th-24th August 2018 - MORE

Don't miss out...

Published: 2018-03-19

WOW! Project Easter is HERE!

At last I hear you cry...

Project Animation - Easter 2018


Project Manga Drawing - Easter 2018

are FINALLY here!

Published: 2018-02-27

New Show Reel 2018

New year and about time we had a NEW SHOWREEL!

We know it has been a long time, but finally we created a new showreel. We hope you enjoy.


Published: 2018-01-12

Unique Christmas Gifts!

Our january dates are live! and they make amazing unique gifts.

See our SHOP now for more information

Published: 2017-11-30

Film and Comic Con Cardiff is nearly here!

We are supper exciting to be at Film and Comic Con Cardiff again this year!

Remember to visit us and say hello on September the 23rd and 24th in Cardiff Motor Point Arena

Film and Comic Con Cardiff - MORE

Published: 2017-09-01

New Academic Year! New Workshop!

Hi everyone! After an awesome summer full of workshops we are all excited about the new terms workshops!

We have Manga Drawing Workshops and Digital Painting Workshops for all our amazing young artists - MORE

and for everyone else we have the Life Drawing class and lecture plus the Digital Painting for the 16+ Adult group - MORE

Published: 2017-09-01

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

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

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

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