Thursday, November 12, 2009
Lecture Six: Kingston University
Our final morning in London started with a cab ride through some of the historic British landmarks onto Waterloo Station to catch the train to Kingston.
A short train ride later followed by a short cab ride and we arrive at Kingston's Art and Design building and were quickly greeted by Geoff Grandfield. Geoff is a noted illustrator and has been the Illustration Course Director at Kingston for almost four years now. A short tour of the building followed by a stop in the cafeteria for an espresso and then a laptop presentation about the school and their areas of concentration. Sequential work is stressed here both in comics, graphic novels and in motion--short films and movies. We found out at the Royal College that Kingston is one of the school the RCA actively recruits from for their MA program.
The lecture took place in one of the large classrooms, over 100 students crowded in to hear the talk. Afterwards we had the pleasure of having lunch with Geoff at a local pub a few blocks away from the school that had been transformed into a Thai restaurant. Then we were off on a 45-minute car ride to Heathrow.
Photo of Geoff Grandfield by Sarah Munt