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........
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 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 life skill 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…
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' will be providing lots of new and exciting cartooning and creative program in the New Year as well as tutoring for individuals as part of the NDIS initiative. Now NDIS registered, I hope to expand into this creative therapy based support area, offering unique and individualised tutoring as well as group sessions. More info soon!
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!
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!
The National Museum of Australia will be holding a NAIDOC event on Sunday 5th July including lots of great live music and exhibitions which Funnyworks Oz will be a part of. I'll be quick drawing people's opinions and interpretations regarding defining moments in Australian history and their own defining moments in life - this will be drawn on a large art board and become a permanent piece in the museum! Really looking forward to the experience and hope to see you there!