Transforming the Lives and Learning of Young People Through the Arts

Cartooning with Mr Ollie   |  Tim Oliphant
Young Audiences Roster Artist Tim Oliphant

Workshop or Residency

Mr. Ollie makes it easy for students to create their own cartoons by combining simple geometric shapes anyone can draw. Students create their own cartoon subjects and refine their appearance and personalities through multiple pencil sketches before finishing them with india ink, chalk, and oil pastels. Their unique cartoon characters can be displayed, published, or used to storyboard their very own animated series.

*Duration: 55 minute Workshop; 3-5 day Residency

Tim Oliphant

Tim Oliphant (a.k.a. Mr. Ollie) has been a professional cartoonist since 1983, producing caricatures, daily comic strips, self-syndicated editorial cartoons, and freelance humorous illustrations.

His simple approach to teaching the fundamentals of drawing, based on just four basic shapes, guarantees success for all. 

Mr. Ollie is a long time member of the National Cartoonists Society and served as its Education Committee Chairman for ten years.

Program Type:

Workshop, Residency

Grade Level:

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Audience Limit:



55 minutes


Overhead projector; drawing and notebook paper; crayons


One Class: $395
Residency: $1700

All Programs by this Artist

Mr. Ollie's Writing and Illustrating