Last Friday I had the opportunity of providing a 'Quick Draw' session at the Museum Of Australian Democracy (MOAD) at Old Parliament House, as part of their "Behind the Lines" launch. It was a great opportunity for me where I drew around 24 - 28 people over a 2.5 hour period, and also a great warm up for my 2 week holiday program workshop that I'll be providing in January. I met the winner of this year's Behind the Lines, David Rowe - a great talent and he also seemed like a lovely bloke the brief time I met him.....so Congratulations Dave!
[caption id="attachment_432" align="alignright" width="300"] Me drawing in the SES expo tent during Canberra's Floriade festival, 2013[/caption] Hi everyone and thanks for checking out the new-look Funnyworks Oz website. We've cleaned up the site to make it a bit easier to read and navigate, hopefully you like it and find it easy to use. I'd love to hear any feedback you have, so feel free to send your comments/suggestions through to me. We get a lot of spam sent to us via the website, so comments may be disabled for a while until we have a grip on it - in the mean time feel free to email me/connect to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers, Andy
Funnyworks Oz is diversifying programs into a range of different themed workshops for various community organisations! As well as facilitating support based programs, I'm also capturing thoughts and ideas for conferences, team planning days and forums. This is a unique form of information gathering with a creative edge of showing thoughts visually, not just words…….a great way to record important information for future reference. Other workshop programs are also on the horizon for a wide range of services, including the heritage sector…….should be great!
Funnyworks Oz was involved with the CD Net Mental Health Forum on Thursday 27th June and it proved to be a most enjoyable day of info gathering and networking. Speakers from mental health consumer and indigenous background provided insight of their experiences of support and challenges in a working environment, as well as some solutions. I was involved in a 'quick draw' session with Julia Bocking from ACT Mental Health in maintaining a balance in your life towards good mental health, as well as capturing thoughts throughout the day visually. Hopefully more workshops and exciting stuff to come!
I've just completed a great opportunity by being involved with the Centenary Project and Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) by providing my "Quick Draw" services capturing thoughts and themes from some of the sessions. This was held at the National Convention Centre as part of the 'Centenary 100' Project and involved representatives from all over Australia attending the conference over 3 days - I had a ball and ended up filling 16 A2 pages over 6-7 hours (3 x 2hr morning sessions) - so I earnt my dough! Lots of great exposure and a great experience in what I hope is many more to come...........I'll keep you posted!
Funnyworks Oz will be participating in some exciting new community workshops with St Vincent De Paul Society over a six week period and is currently involved with Queanbeyan Axis Youth Centre for a fun nine week program. Fun and educational workshop programs with hopefully more to come! Also, keep an eye out (not literally) for a great looking new website with all updated program info and art work!
In partnership with Riverina Regional Library Service, I'm lucky enough to be running an 8 week online cartooning workshop for schools in that region. We'll be doing lots of fun stuff creating a cartoon character and learning a few tricks of the trade along the way! We also have an interactive blog with videos each week as part of the workshops. Stay tuned as I update everyone with more workshop info!
Cartooning workshops facilitated by me are available to all community or government organisations and individuals. My new website will provide further insight to my service which includes mixing education with humour! Lots of different programs are available, including the 'Quick Draw' program - "live" drawing as people talk - a great way to prompt information sharing. Keep an eye out for my new website coming soon!
I was fortunate enough to be interviewed on community radio regarding my workshops, including the "Quick Draw" program, and what they offer as a community service. It was a lot of fun and a great opportunity to spread the word, so thank you Chaylee! Also, keep an eye out for my eye catching new website with a calendar displaying future programs, and perhaps where you would like me to facilitate a workshop for you?