Tooning up at museum

NILABE110603c2, Ilkeston Erewash museum cartoon workshop, Andy Gilbert from the workshop.
NILABE110603c2, Ilkeston Erewash museum cartoon workshop, Andy Gilbert from the workshop.

A VISIT from a cartoon expert brightened up the day for kids at an Ilkeston museum at the weekend.

Andy Gilbert held cartoon drawing workshops all day Saturday at Erewash Museum for groups of youngsters where they learnt how to draw some of their favourite characters.

Museum attendant Chris Boyle said: “All the children that participated in the event thoroughly enjoyed it and they all left with a smile on their faces and had improved their artistic skills.”

During half term week the High Street museum had a fun-packed schedule which saw nearly 600 visitors pass through.

Andy Gilbert is part of Chesterfield-based The Cartoon Studio.