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Programs Update

Caricatured at National Museum of Aust on Tuesday as part of PRISM Brain Mapping involvement with ‘Convergence’ conference – many thanks to Tiffany and Monique for the opportunity!

Coming up next few weeks I’m back at MOAD running workshops again for the April school holidays – have a laugh and a blast learning how to caricature a few pollies!  This is a v popular program so book early.

More to come soon……..

Been A Hectic Time Of Year!

Funnyworks Oz has been flat out running around in circles lately with lots of caricaturing, conference scribing and community programs/tutoring events in the past couple of months.

Some wonderful opportunities for me lately which is great and looking forward to a v productive 2017 with exciting new ventures to come!

A Lot’s Happened Since My Last Post

A lot has happened since my last post so here goes…

Funnyworks Oz has expanded into tutoring NDIS funded families and individuals so a lot more clients now being tutored weekly and fortnightly which is fantastic.  Supporting individuals with  cartooning and art therapy based sessions – not an art therapist but specialising in lots of lifeskill and goal setting themes as well as communication and emotion sessions that are also a lot of fun!

Trainworks at Thirlmere invited Funnyworks Oz to be part of their Big Draw event 8th and 9th October weekend where I drew trains and carriages of the museum onto 10m of paper and caricaturing people into the art piece.  Full on quick draw approach which was great fun and you’ll see images on my website of the event soon!

Also v humbled to receive the Mental Health Reciprocity Award as part of MH week – a big thanks to Jewel and all those involved with my endorsement in an area with so many wonderful providers, it was certainly a great surprise and still have a smile on the dial 🙂

More to come in what will be a v busy next month or so…

New Workshops

A busy time at the moment running workshops around Canberra including team building and goals workshop for Inanna – lots of fun for an hour or so with much interaction and quick drawing.

Also in the process of planning on line and school holiday workshops for Museum of Australian Democracy.  Learn how to create caricatures of politicians from basic shapes as part of the Behind the Lines exhibition!  A fun and educational on line series for primary and secondary school ages and soon to be launched. Autumn holiday program workshops at MOAD from 11th-20th April – book online through MOAD and a fun and interactive experience guaranteed!

Clementes Quick Draw Workshops

Funnyworks Oz and St Vincent De Pauls Clementes Program have just completed a two week cartooning and caricaturing program which was very interactive and a lot of fun.  Groups of 30+ were taught basic cartooning techniques including drawing cartoon character types, as well as drawing caricatures of some famous faces – lots of fantastic interpretations from each group!  Posts will be more regularly updated this year as Funnyworks Oz will hopefully be involved in lots of new and exciting ventures.

Complex Needs Conference Preso

Funnyworks Oz will be presenting at the Complex Needs Conference at the Rex Hotel Canberra Tuesday 17th November.  The conference will have organisations from around the country attending and I feel very fortunate to have my 15 minute window of opportunity to describe services Funnyworks Oz provides to the community sector.

On Wednesday I will also be co presenting with Julia Bocking from ACT Mental Health on the “Drawing Forward” goal setting alternatives to smoking program, which will be another great opportunity of exposure.

Looking forward to it and hope to see lots of service providers there!

Now NDIS Registered

Funnyworks Oz is now NDIS registered and able to tutor special needs young people through to adults either one on one or in groups!  Highly effective visual and interactive sessions that are unique through “Quick Draw” and humour.  A mixture of cartooning and life skill themes make sessions fun and memorable!

New Cartooning Workshop

Funnyworks Oz has begun a series of new cartooning workshops at Belconnen Arts Centre on Thursday evenings from 6 -7.30pm!  An 8 week course of creating cartoon characters and learning skills and techniques of cartooning and caricaturing.  Cost is only $240 with all materials included – inclusive and lots of fun – just book through eventbrite or contact BAC.

Cartooning Workshops for Term 4

Funnyworks Oz is running term 4 workshops at Belconnen Arts Centre again for term 4.  Just book on eventrbrite or at BAC website – only $240 for an 8 week course with all materials provided.  Learn how to create a cartoon character and tricks of the trade including caricaturing – interactive and fun sessions to bring out the cartoonist within!

theMHS Conference 2015

Had a great time this week at the National Convention Centre quick draw capturing theMHS Conference!  Lots of great themes and interaction amongst the international community sector as we all came together to discuss important issues concerning mental health.  I was very fortunate to be there to capture the occasion over 3 days as well as being part of a panel and presenting my community service to a wider community.  Pics from the conference will be posted on site soon!