These holidays I trialled a couple of holiday cartoon workshops in the cozy quarters of the Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre in Ormond. The Centre runs fantastic life & work skills programs for adults, especially working with the local migrant community, and GEALC Manager Philippa Caris is clearly a passionate teacher who cares about her students. Hosting workshops for children was new territory for the Centre, but it was well-received by local kids & the room was perfect – thanks Philippa!
Both days there were around a dozen children, full of enthusiasm and a-buzz with creative energy.
The theme over both days was Totally Random Stuff, and there was no shortage of inventive ideas from the group, kicking off on the first day with a combo of Sad Potato, Angry Apple & Banana:
Followed by a Clock Rooster (!), an Explosion & a Duck:
I can’t resist whenever I get a request for a Chihuahua, they really are just born to be cartooned!
My HipHop-O-Potamus is another favourite, great opportunity to include some clothes technique and a bit of street cool. Likewise my Rockin’ Horse (a la 80s hair bands!).
Some other random ideas: a Duck With A Cold, a Frog With A Top Hat, and my favourite combo of the day – Evil Scientist Budgie and Zombie Chicken (note chicken comb):
Thanks again to Philippa at the GEALC for hosting the workshops, and I hope we can come back some time soon!