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Once again your drawing lesson was a huge success and its effect on the students learning was quite clear. Since your session the students have been directly applying the drawing techniques to their Final Major Projects. They thoroughly enjoy your session and I only wish we could have you more often.

Ian Burgum - Course leader - L3 BTEC Art & Design Extended Diploma 1st May 2014

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!

First Campus Workshops

Want to find out about our workshops with First Campus? We have now put our dates up so you can plan your holidays around the best workshops in the world! GO TO FIRST CAMPUS PAGE

Published: 2015-01-27

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

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

Films nominated for international awards five years running!

Once again, and for the fifth year running, young people who have produced films at turnip starfish workshops have been nominated for international awards! This year two films have been nominated for awards at the Zoom International Youth Film Festival which will be held between the 17th and 21st March 2014. Both of these films were created at First Campus workshops and we thank them for their continued support in raising young people's aspirations in South Wales.

Elin had her film The Adventures of the Boy and the Bear nominated in Best Animation age category 8 - 13. Well done Elin and good luck! AND SHE WON!

see film - The adventures of the boy and the bear

Sarah has had her film Snail nominated in Best Animation age category 14 - 19. This is a fantastic achievement, well done Sarah!

see film - Snail

We wish all the nominees a fantastic night at the awards ceremony and well done to everyone that was nominated!

Published: 2014-03-10

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

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Published: 2014-02-13

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