Caricature Workshop

Thursday, September 14, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Roger Chapman to discover the art of caricature.

You’ll explore the history of the technique, looking at examples of how it has been used to poke fun at individuals and situations over the centuries.

Then it’s time to have a go yourself.

Talented artist and illustrator, Roger will guide you through the process.

Some materials will be available, but if you do have your own sketch pad and pencils or watercolours, please feel free to bring them along. No specific artistic background required, just a sense of humour and an eye for detail is needed for this fun workshop.

There will be tea and coffee available.  The course will break for lunch (not included) between 12noon and 1pm.


Book your place:  01748 826561 or email [email protected]

About Roger …

Roger has travelled the world whilst serving with the British Army or when participating on or leading expeditions in arctic climes, rain forests, mountains and deserts. He always illustrated his travel diaries and sketched the faces of people he’s met.

He is the author of several books on expeditions and military history, some of which he illustrated. He was influenced in his love of caricatures by ‘Spy’, ‘Ape’ and Fred May, a fellow Green Howard. Thus most of his caricatures have large faces and small bodies which are drawn on the spot in pencil on tracing paper, emphasising up to three or four characteristics of the face and gesture. These rough sketches are transferred to watercolour board, and – when finalised – outlined in black indelible ink. The small body is painted in guache and the enlarged face in watercolour.

Now that he is retired to North Yorkshire, he has the time to practise his skill and paint caricatures from colour photographs. Much of his work now hangs in the smallest rooms of many homes around the county.

This event links to the theme of our special exhibition: Humour from Horror.

Your caricature workshop ticket allows entry to the exhibition, and the rest of the museum.