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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 Post16 Master Class Summer School

If you are a:

1st year on a level 3 BTEC or AS1

and study at:

Bridgend College, Cardiff and Vale College, Coleg y Cymoedd, Coleg Gwent or The College Merthyr Tydfil

You can apply for the First Campus Post16 Master Class Summer School in either Animation or Digital Painting

Published: 2015-05-17

More Nominations for National Film Awards!

Yet again we have been nominated for Wales' Zoom International Youth Film Festival! Well done to everyone that entered and worked on the films. Turnip Starfish have been nominated every year for the last six years and have won on numerous occasions. We wish everyone good luck for this years awards.

Gemma Woolley the festival director said "so many submissions this year, mega exciting time"

Our nomination for this year are:

For Best Animation age category 8-13

Daniel James - created in Swansea by the Treboeth History Society, Gwyrosydd Primary School yr6, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe yr7 and Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tirdeunaw yr6.

Jack and the Elemental Crane - created in Cardiff by Adamsdown Primary yr4.

Best Animation age category 14-18

Battle Babies - created by Adrian Davila

Good luck guys and well done!

Published: 2015-03-02

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

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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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 DeviantArt.

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