Monthly Archives: March 2015

APRIL 2015 EASTER HOLIDAY PROGRAM – HOBART!

PrintA fine selection of creative cartooning workshops on offer these Easter holidays, using drawing games & “experiments” to get the kids thinking in new ways about drawing technique, and to push them into new areas of their own creativity.  The focus is on fun skills, new perspectives, and creative inspiration.  There are two full-day Draw Til You Drop workshops at the new MOONAH ARTS CENTRE, and at the COOPER SCREEN ACADEMY you’ll find the Return of three of my most popular 4-hr Cartoon Intensives of old: GROSS’N’GHOULLY, HUMAN ZOO & CRITTERS’N’BEASTIES!  Students at the Intensives can also contribute drawings to Issue #5 of the THUNK mini-comic.See below for details.  Questions? Call me!

ALL WORKSHOPS BELOW are for ages 9 – 14 only

DRAW TIL YOU DROP @ MOONAH ARTS CENTRE

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Two full-day workshops of cartooning tips, at the NEW Moonah Arts Centre!  Book for one day or both – every workshop is different, as I work spontaneously with ideas from the group,  Bookings online at www.moonahartscentre.org.au.  The new Moonah Arts Centre is now at 27 Albert St, Moonah.

FRI APR 10 & SAT APR 11 – @ MAC | 10am – 3pm |  ages 9 – 14

PLEASE NOTE:  Please ensure your children bring enough food & drink for the day.  There is a supervised lunchbreak from 12 – 1pm.  Children are not permitted to leave the venue or buy lunch unless collected by a parent.


CARTOON INTENSIVES @ COOPER SCREEN ACADEMY

10am – 2pm | ages 9 – 14 only (why?) | $40 | 131 Macquarie St, Hobart

BOOKINGS: bradfield@bradfielddumpleton.com | 0413 575 113

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WED APR 15 – GROSS’N’GHOULLY

How do you get that snot to drip just right?  Or the flesh to peel convincingly off that zombie?  Advanced techniques for drawing really disgusting stuff!

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THU APR 16 – HUMAN ZOO

Fortunately for cartoonists, humans are pretty weird-lookin’ and always fun to draw.  This intensive zooms in on facial details, expressions & emotions, hair styles, hands and more.  Advanced techniques for developing interesting & expressive humanoids.

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FRI APR 17 – CRITTERS’N’BEASTIES

Learn some simple but sophisticated techniques for creating your own creatures, real or imagined.  Skin textures (fur, armour, feathers etc), shading, animal anatomy (legs, tails, wings etc) – whether your style is cute, cartoony or realistic / fantasy, these techniques will really help to bring your creature drawings to life!

These 4-hr drawing intensives are for keen drawers, using innovative drawing games from the thINK Process to experiment with creative cartooning techniques.  Each workshop is different as the content is guided by the ideas & spontaneous creativity of the students.  Students at these workshops can also contribute drawings to Issue #5 of THUNK, a mini-comic showcasing original cartoon art by Australian kids.

PLEASE NOTE: The Cartoon Intensives are 4 hours long, including a lunchbreak.  Please ensure your child brings enough food & drink for the day.  If you think your child will have difficulty focusing for that long, please find them a more suitable activity!

KIDS LIKE US – vital work for (twice) exceptional kids

KLU GALA INVITE

APR SUN 19 – KIDS LIKE US (Sandringham)

On Sunday April 19 I’ll have the pleasure of continuing some drawing exploration with a small but highly-creative & enthusiastic group of young people from Kids Like Us.  This will be our third gathering, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where the journey takes us this time.

Kids Like Us Australia are a small and passionate team of people working to help children who are “twice exceptional” – kids who have highly specialised gifts but also live with challenges such as dyslexia, autism, aspergers, ADHD, anxiety & depression.  These kids process the world in remarkable & highly creative ways, but are often misunderstood in mainstream education.

This year I am excited to be running some workshops using the thINK drawing process with some of the more visually-oriented KLUA students.

I have also been designing some illustrations for KLUA, including the ubiquitous Bowler Hat, who is to represent their Ambassador program.

If you’d like to attend their Annual Gala Fundraising event in May, or would like to support the vital work KLUA are doing, please contact them!