Type of Artist:
Greg McLeod and Myles McLeod
Knight Sir Louis – storytelling and illustration workshop based on the Knight Sir Louis book series – key stage 2
We can also offer:
Circle Square – workshop based on Milkshake! TV series for key stage 1
Creating Animation – how a TV animation is made – from idea to writing to storyboarding and animating – Secondary.
For KS2 children:
Knight Sir Louis - Create Your Own Knight workshop
The Brothers McLeod will help the audience create a knight or wizard character, a comedy adventure story in six panels and show them how to draw Knight Sir Louis step-by-step. Based on the successful Knight Sir Louis books, this workshop has already toured successfully in a variety of Midlands' schools with authors aloud.
For KS1 children:
Circle Square - Join the Island Community workshop
The Brothers McLeod showcase their Channel 5 Milkshake! preschool animation (nominated for three British Animation Awards) and help their audience create a new house and family or character for Circle Square island. If there was a tenth house on the island... what would it be... and who would live there? Head writer Myles and show designer Greg will give an age appropriate behind the scenes look at making a TV animation.
For older children and young adults:
Creating Animation – creating an animated TV show
Myles and Greg will cover the principles of creating an animated TV show. Creating compelling characters. Design. Storyboarding. Animation. Post production. Drawing on their BAFTA winning experience from more than two decades of making animation for TV, short film and online.
Greg also has an adult focussed creativity talk called Accessing your Creative Mind Pipe.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Circle Square – Yr 1 – Yr 3
Knight Sir Louis – Yr 3 – Yr 6
Creating Animation – Secondary
Maximum number in any one session:
We are happy to talk to a single class at a time, or a group. We’ve done up to 300 at once. 150 works well.
No of sessions per day:
Extra talks for an additional fee
Workshop can be adapted to last between 30 – 60 minutes.
Areas prepared to travel to:
We are based in Stratford upon Avon so we can easily access the West and East Midlands, Cotswolds, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. We are prepared to travel further afield if overnight expenses are met.
Usually car @ 45 pence per mile
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Knight Sir Louis and the Sinister Snowball
Knight Sir Louis and the Dreadful Damsel
Knight Sir Louis and the Dragon of Doooooom!
Knight Sir Louis and the Sorcerer of Slime
Myles has also contributed poems to:
Shaping the World (Macmillan’s Children’s Books)
The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems (Macmillan’s Children’s Books)
The Bee is not Afraid of Me. A Book of Insect Poems. (The Emma Press)
Dragons of the Prime. Poems about Dinosaurs. (The Emma Press)
Greg has also illustrated for:
Move Mountain by Corrinne Averiss (OUP)
Crocodile Tears by Roger McGough (Otter-Barry Books)
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops (Constable)
'A ... huge thank you for coming to the Oxford Literary Festival last week and for the brilliant event. It was so much fun, and a terrific celebration of creativity. I know the grown-ups enjoyed it almost as much as the younger members of the audience, and they had an absolute ball!'
Andrea Reece, FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, Children’s Programme Director
'I just wanted to say a huge thank you from the staff and children at Stratford Primary - they were raving about your workshop and had such a super time. All the teachers commented on how engaged the children were and what a great opportunity it was for them all. Thank you so much.'
Mrs L Withers, Deputy Head Teacher, Stratford-upon-Avon Primary School
'THANK YOU SO MUCH for your AMAZING visit! The children and staff LOVED it and were so excited to see you and hear everything you had to say. We all really appreciate the time you gave, the different elements of the session and the brilliant resources you've shared. There is a real buzz around the classrooms and corridors and much excitement!'
Ms A Hallmark,Botley School
'Thank you for today... The children were buzzing all day and have gone home inspired and ready to create their 6 panel stories! You are both ace and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Thank you for taking the time out of both of your days.'
Ms R Stone, Cop Lane C of E Primary School
'The kids loved your session and are all desperate to buy the book now!'
'Thank you ... so much for the virtual visit today. The children really enjoyed it and spent the afternoon devising exciting stories for their own heroes.'
Mr J Cooke & Ms C Davis, Cumnor Primary school
Paper and pens/pencils required for audience/attendees