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First Campus has worked with TurnipStarfish for 12 years...providing a real experience of the animation industry from the equipment used to the processes taught.  All their staff are working artists, professional animators, and qualified teachers. The courses and workshops delivered support the young people through inspirational delivery and expert knowledge of the industries requirements which supports portfolio development for applications and routes into Higher Education...We are privileged to work with such industry professionals.

Kathryn Maddy, First Campus Manager, University of South Wales - June 2016

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!

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Published: 2016-08-25

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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.

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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