I used to go to a creative writing class in Melbourne. The best thing about it was that it forced me to write on a regular basis. The worst thing about it was some of our terrible writing!
Each year, the little Somerset town I live in has a week long festival. As part of that festival, local artists, like my friend, Paul Newman, exhibit their work. He works almost exclusively in pencil and draws from some of the best scenery in the West Country.
I was recently invited to teach cartooning to a class of 25 seven to nine year olds and I went along to the school yesterday. We did a workshop on character design (specifically superheroes) and I was amazed to see how original and diverse their creations were. It was just as inspiring for me as it was for them AND I got to learn how to use one of those new-fangled whiteboards.
Here is a small selection of some of the super superheroes the class drew: