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  • Dates:Friday, November 1
  • Time:7-9 pm
  • Price $ 60 Members / $70 Non-members

Character Design & Illustration With Megan Jeffery

Megan Jeffery Archive: Workshops

The Illustrated Journal

With Megan Jeffery

November 1, 2019

7:00-9:00 pm

Cost: $60 M / $70 NM

Adults & Teens ages 15+


For this two-hour workshop, illustrator Megan Jeffery will get our evening started off with a series of warm-up, icebreaker “Art Games” to both shake off the work week and to get us into the spirit of PLAYFULNESS, which is where CREATIVITY happens. From there, we will explore the idea of “illustration” versus “cartoon” versus “icon”, and continue to use the idea of “game-playing” as starting points for creating a variety of CHARACTERS. Once we have a characters that resonate with us, we can begin to develop their backstories, their personalities, and their worlds that naturally leads to visual storytelling.


Supply list provided upon registration.

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Megan Jeffery, a Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) alumna, is an illustrator, maker, and teaching artist. As an illustrator specializing in the educational and editorial fields, her work has appeared in books, magazines, and in international classroom curriculums. As a maker, Megan’s three-dimensional works are frequently in fiber and in miniature, and often puppet-based. These works have been sold in online and brick-and-mortar shops, at trade and craft shows, and at open studios. Her puppets and miniatures have also been featured at Providence Children’s Museum, Florence Griswold Museum, and RISD’s Woods-Gerry Gallery. Megan was also pleased to have been a participant in the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Puppetry Conference. As a teaching artist, Megan has brought her love of making art and sharing what she’s learned with a variety of audiences — from schools both public and private, facilities, museums and a craft school. The students with whom she’s had to pleasure to work range in age from preschool to elementary school age to tweens and teens and onto older adults, and who exhibit a variety of artistic ability. Megan is looking forward to being involved with and being inspired by students at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists!