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 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!
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.
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.
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!
I attended a gathering at Belconnen Arts Centre last week and had the opportunity to do some caricaturing of some bold folk attending as well as some staff. Had a blast meeting everyone and capturing them in a humorous fashion! My regular students had the night off and watched me perform under the pump - lots of fun and thanks for the great feedback :) Funnyworks Oz will be attending a number of other upcoming events and conferences and will keep you posted!
Funnyworks Oz will be back at MOAD at Old Parliament House for another fun week of cartooning workshops as part of the Behind the Lines exhibition. Kids will learn how to create their own cartoon caricatures of known people with an extra dash of humour! This school holiday program starts Monday 13th April and is very popular, so book now!
Funnyworks Oz will be guest speaking for Advocacy For Inclusion on Wednesday 4th February at the Griffin Centre. It'll be an interactive and fun session with lots of visuals including the theme 'Assertiveness v Aggression' and a Quick Draw goal setting session. Come along and enjoy workshop!
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!
A quick blog to share that I've recently been involved in facilitating some workshops and art exhibitions around Canberra the past couple of weeks. I've been fortunate enough to provide programs with the Canberra Hospital Mental Health Unit (AMHU) for some time now, and I've been involved in their art exhibition as part of mental health week, which was a lot of fun. Also as part of mental health week I've facilitated a workshop for Connections community support service with a "Strengths to Goals" theme involving quick drawing and this was also great fun for a couple of hours. An "Environmental Superhero" cartoon workshop for kids at National Botanic Gardens competed a great week! I'll become more frequent in sharing upcoming workshop info, now that I'm getting more programs…