Mischief Makers - 2018

Inspired by the 2018 annual Summer Reading Challenge theme Mischief Makers, the following workshops and exhibition were part of Inspire’s Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation funded work. 

Inspired by the 2018 annual Summer Reading Challenge theme Mischief Makers, the Inspire Arts team commissioned local artist and author, Duncan and Emma Pass, to create crazy comic strips with 6 primary schools in and around Worksop, Nottinghamshire. The work created at these schools combined to create the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge Exhibition which launched at Worksop Library on 14 July 2018 and ran until 9 September 2018.

Emma and Duncan then went on to deliver 12 free family workshops across Inspire Libraries, from 27 July to 31 August 2018, aimed at children aged 5+ and their families. Emma helped families create a story with magnificent heroes and mischievous villains, whilst Duncan showed them how to turn their drawings into a comic strip printed on one of their hand-built printing presses, made from a 200-year-old washing mangle!

Here's what some of our workshop attendees had to say;

“Outstanding event which got my boys fully involved and developed new skills”

“Brilliantly presented, amazing opportunity to do something we'd never have the opportunity to do”

“Very inspiring, fun and a relaxed atmosphere”

Have a go at making your own paper and pompom Gnasher!