Goodmayes school wins competition for art workshop

Beano Artist Laura Howell visited Eastcourt Independent School to teach pupils about drawing cartoon

Beano Artist Laura Howell visited Eastcourt Independent School to teach pupils about drawing cartoons - Credit: Archant

Pupils were treated to a workshop at their school from an illustrator and cartoonist after one of their classmates won a competition.

Laura Howell was invited to Eastcourt Independent School in Eastwood Road, Goodmayes, after year 5 student, Sierra Karbo, won a competition with the art supplies company Staedtler.

Mike Dell, a teacher and the coordinator of any competitions at the school, said: “It was a really brilliant day, it went really well.

“Everyone had a lot of fun drawing characters and caricatures and developing their skills.”

The pupils were asked to draw portraits of one another in partners with instruction from the artist who gave a presentation and then assisted the workshop.

Mr Dell said: “The artist, Laura, was very good.

“We were so pleased that Laura came to our school.

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“Eastcourt have won a Staedtler competition twice now which they have said is very unusual as they get tens of thousands of entries.”