Monthly Archives: September 2015



thINK DRAW CONNECT LEARN All-Day Drawing Game!

@ KINGSTON LINC (aka the Library)

FRI OCT 9 | 10 am – 3 pm |  Ages 9 – 14 only (why?) | $60

A NEW drawing workshop that moves around the thINK DRAW CONNECT LEARN BoredGame – a day full of innovative drawing games to fire the imagination & get you drawing in new ways!

Students will create their own player piece (there may be Slugbunnies involved…) to use on a giant interactive boardgame which contains endless combinations of drawing challenges.  Face Cards, Doodle Cards, Flipbooks, Spin-The-Pencil, Fold-Ups and more – this is a choose-your-own-adventure Totally Random workshop!

Open to all drawing levels, from beginners to more experienced.  The focus is on fun & individual creativity, and responding to the process of drawing as they play this non-competitive, creative game.  Students will need to communicate, work together & practice decision-making as they go.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a 5-hour day, a long one for many kids.  Please ensure your child brings plenty of food & drink.  All students must stay onsite at all times, and a short lunch break will be supervised in the courtyard area in front of the Library.






See drawings from last July’s Journey hereMELBOURNE and HOBART.

TUES SEPT 29 & WED SEPT 30 @ Cooper Screen Academy, Hobart

10am – 2pm | $100 | ages 9 – 14 only (why?)

A 2-Day Creative Cartooning intensive for experienced drawers, using thINK drawing games to experiment with creative cartoon techniques, as we investigate the question:


Day 1:  Students will be mentored through a professional illustration process – discussing the concept, sharing ideas & experimenting with their own, making visual notes & developing concept drawings, planning a design for their final image.

Day 2:  Students will make any final adjustments to their idea, then take their design to finished art stage,  a black & white ink drawing on quality art paper (suitable for framing later if they wish), which they can scan and have featured in issue #5 of THUNKCheck out previous issues of THUNK here!

As usual, I’ll provide 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.  I’ll also be offering professional tips based on my years as a designer & illustrator.  The focus is on fun skills, new perspectives, and creative inspiration.

SOUNDS SERIOUS? Well yes & no!  My aim in this workshop is for the students to gain a better understanding of a professional artist process, to take an idea and try it from different angles so that it has room to grow and refine.  This workshop is about still being spontaneous with ideas, but also taking more care in how they are put to paper.

BOOKINGS: | 0413 575 113

PLEASE NOTE:  These 4-hr drawing intensives are for keen drawers, who enjoy being immersed in drawing for long periods of time.  Each session is 4 hours long, including a light 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 as this is not a childcare program!






Ages 9 – 14 only (why?)

FRI OCT 2 | 10 am – 12 noon  |  $25

FRI OCT 2 | 1 pm – 3 pm  |  $25

ALL DAY | $60

Cartoon mash-up using random ideas from the group – every workshop is different!  Who knows what we’ll draw next?  You decide!  LET’S DRAW!

In this workshop, students learn sophisticated cartoon drawing techniques by drawing with me step-by-step from the whiteboard, as I combine spontaneous ideas from the group to create bizarre characters & contraptions!

BOTH workshops will have different content, based on the ideas of the group.

ALL DAY students must bring adequate food & drink as they remain onsite for lunch.

BOOKINGS:  BRADFIELD – 0413 575 113 | bradfield@bradfielddumpleton



TERM 4 begins OCT 21 | 27 Albert Rd, Moonah

WEDNESDAYS | 4 – 6pm | Ages 9 – 14 | $200

Can you help spread the word?  Download & print this poster  for your local shop or school!

CRITTERS – real or imagined, they offer endless opportunities to explore creative drawing skills.  In Term 4 this course will focus on animal bits, textures, body shapes, dynamics, and students will create their own menagerie of CRITTER characters – CRITTER in this case being anything from cute bunny to seven-headed bogmonster.

You can see some drawings on this theme by other students here.

This course is for more experienced drawers who want to:
– develop greater confidence & line control
– explore some new ways of thinking about drawing
– learn professional techniques for developing their own ideas & creating original cartoon art

Students will use cartooning to look at important foundations of drawing such as form, texture, energy, patterns, contrast, design, layers & use of space.  The thINK Drawing Process I’ve developed also reinforces sequential and creative thinking skills.

These techniques apply to all styles of drawing.

Bradfield’s School of Cartoon Artistry classes provide an inspiring, thought-provoking & relaxing creative learning experience.  Students are encouraged to think about their process as they draw, to learn from each other & extend beyond their usual drawing habits.  Observation, line control & technique, focusing & making new connections are just some of the skills developed.

Limited to 12 spaces only!

Please book early to ensure the course goes ahead: | 0413 575 113

Bradfield is a professional arts educator & illustrator, and has been inspiring children of all ages for over 25 years.

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