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

If you would like to attend a workshop, please RSVP here, as space will be limited on the day.


‘COVERS OF THE FUTURE’ (ALL DAY)

with Anorak Magazine

To celebrate Anorak’s tenth anniversary you are invited to create a cover for the Happy Mag for Kids, based on its past 38 issues’ themes. To provide inspiration, Studio Anorak’s Chi He will be drawing giant covers throughout the day and magazine subscriptions will be awarded for brilliant designs!


‘RUBBER STAMP BANK’ (12PM – 4PM)

with Stephen Fowler

Make you own money with Stephen Fowler and his rubber stamping team. They will show you how to carve rubber stamps from erasers and assist as you print your own paper currency!


‘COLOUR CRAZY!’ (1PM)

with I Mel

Join Mel Elliott for some ‘Colour Me Good’ fun! Mel will be holding a marker vs pencils colouring in workshop with a pop culture theme for all ages.


‘FUN WITH COLLAGE’ (2PM)

with Paul Burgess & Peter Quinnell

Come and make pictures from rubbish and ephemera! Suitable for all ages and no experience necessary, with veteran collage illustrators Paul Burgess and Peter Quinnell.


‘BIG CAT CARNIVAL’ (3PM)

with Jessica Das

Join the Big Cat Carnival with illustrator Jessica Das. Make your own paper-cut cat masks and let’s dance to the Big Cat Conga!


If you would like to attend a workshop, please RSVP here, as space will be limited on the day.