Courses for Children and Young People

Found Object Friends (Character Illustration / Zine Making) with Rosie May

11 August 2022

10.30am–12.30pm (8–12 year olds)
1.30 and 3.30pm (13–17 year olds)


This workshop is part of our Creative Summer Children’s and Young Persons Programme. Book all 4 workshops in the series and get 15% off the price of one workshop.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
This workshop is suitable for all abilities. The morning workshop is suitable for children 8–12 years of age and the afternoon of young people 13–17 years of age.

We kindly ask that you contact us inform of any accessibility needs at the time of booking.

Children/young people do not need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What will be covered in the workshop?
Are you a budding young illustrator or storyteller? If so this workshop is for you! Using recycled materials we will create imaginative character models – they can be human, animal, or as fantastical as you like! Rosie will then help you create character profiles for your models, conjuring up their personalities, habitats, and backstories.

Older participants will take their character development in to the world of zine making by learning how to fold their own zine, create dynamic panel layouts for their character’s stories, and understand the use of limited colour palettes for conveying atmosphere, emotion, and genre.

What will participants leave the workshop with?
At the end of the session, participants will leave with their ‘found object friend’ sculptural character, along with an illustrated profile sheet of their character. Older participants/ those who would like a further challenge in the session will also leave with a zine/ comic starring their character model, and skills in zine creation which they can build on in their own time. 

What will I need to bring?
All tools and materials are included. Participants will need to wear clothing suitable for making art, including closed toed shoes.

Art Studio: Please note the art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.

Rosie May is an Illustrator, Maker & Facilitator currently based in the Midlands, UK. Her practice largely focuses on observing and amplifying unassuming moments and ordinary experiences, revelling in the joys of the everyday and a love of the natural world.

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* We offer a limited number of spaces on each course at a 30% discount for those in receipt of income support such as Universal Credit and Carers Allowance. Please contact us directly for to obtain a discount code to apply at checkout. (Proof of eligibility required).
Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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