HiFest will host a weekend full of fun, family-friendly workshops to participate in – led by a number of leading illustration professionals. All workshops are free with materials provided.

SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER

‘MAKING TRIANGLES!’ (ALL DAY)

Have fun creating your very own HiFest triangle character, inspired by our fantastic identity by Benjamin Phillips

 


‘EXTREME BALLOON MODELLING’ (12PM)

with Richard Hogg

Everyone is rubbish at balloon modelling. Even the bloke running this workshop. Nevertheless, united in our ineptitude, we will make ambitious, beautiful and extraordinary things together. No poodles!

(Please note: All our welcome on this workshop but it is aimed primarily at adults and older children.)


‘COLLAGE CLUB’ (2PM)

with Stephanie Hartman

Cut and paste with Collage Club and make your very own masterpiece to take home!


OTHER INTERACTIVE HAPPENINGS *


‘PRINT WAGON’ (ALL WEEKEND)

Join Aidan Saunders and gaze in wonder as he creates fantastic freshly pressed linocuts and hand-pulled screenprints, right before your eyes!

FREE EXCLUSIVE PRINT FOR FIRST 25 VISITORS (on both Saturday & Sunday)


‘LIVE PORTRAITS’ (ALL DAY)

With Benjamin Phillips

Pick up a unique, personalised portraits from Benjamin Phillips – drawn live throughout the day.


‘SQUID INC.’ (ALL DAY)

Squid Inc.  is a fresh faced collective of inkers, thinkers, makers and shapers. The new squids on the block from Winchester School of Art. Get your diving gear on and find Mama Squid at HiFest. Her collaborative tentacle team will draw you under the sea!

 


SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER

‘DEAR DIARY’ (12PM)

with Maria Ines Gul

Join Maria Ines Gul and explore the use of illustration when responding to emotion-based subjects, and looks at the therapeutic narratives involved. (Max 10 people)



‘MINI BOOKMAKING’ (2PM)

with Micro Library Books

Make your own pocket-sized concertina-folded books and explore basic bookmaking techniques – incorporating elements of collage, pop-up and movable parts.


‘CRAZY HATS’ (ALL DAY)

with Nicholas Stevenson

Create a unique piece of wearable art – an illustrative hat-making workshop in which you can tell a story on your head.


‘DESIGN YOUR OWN RECORD SLEEVE’ (11AM – 3PM)

at Wow and Flutter

Take a 1 minute walk to Wow and Flutter record and comic shop – Choose a record from the box, have a listen and create your own unique, custom record sleeve in response to the song. Prizes to be won!


OTHER INTERACTIVE HAPPENINGS *


‘RUBBER STAMPING’ (ALL DAY)

with Stephen Fowler

To celebrate the release of his new book Rubber Stamping, Stephen Folwer will be signing and stamping throughout the day.


‘LIVE PORTRAITS’ (ALL DAY)

with Orson

The young HiFest favourite returns offering two styles of portrait (cartoony or realistic) – at £1 a face!


* not included in ticket price.