After-school cartoon class stretches to Fife’s second town

Thomas Crielly has taught at Fire Station Creative in Dunfermline for over five years.

Now the Duncan of Jordanstone graduate is opening new classes for youngsters aged eight to 14 at Kingdom Comics and Games’ High Street store.

They begin Monday, August 29 for a six-week block.

Thomas Crielly

The fun sessions teach kids the essential skills needed to create their own characters or draw their favorite heroes from comics, games, movies, TV and books.

The lessons, which allow young people to develop at their own pace, focus on the basic drawing skills needed to develop this art form.

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They aim to give young people the opportunity to use their imaginations and learn basic skills while building confidence and having fun in a friendly, relaxed group setting with step-by-step tutorials and support and guidance. individual advice.

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Thomas, a lifelong fan of the art form of comics, who started his business after a career in graphic design and illustration, said: “Our comic art club for kids is running successfully for over five years in Dunfermline and is always busy.

“It’s great to see how the class develops children’s confidence not only in their art, but also personally. I’ve seen shy, withdrawn kids really come out of their shells when communicating through their art and talking about their comic book heroes.”

“I have run workshops and a few days sessions in Kirkcaldy and Lochgelly and always get asked when there will be classes in central Fife.

“Covid has delayed my expansion plans, so I’m delighted to be able to run these new classes in Kirkcaldy now with the support of Andrew Magee from Kingdom Comics and Games.”

Thomas is initially starting with full beginner courses, but plans to open level two very soon – anyone interested can sign up now. He also plans to create a new class for adults.

Classes can be booked in blocks, but limited places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Daniel K. Denny