We design all our Workshops keeping class sizes small to easily accommodate different capabilities. Collaboration and group discussion are a very important part of our Workshop structure and each participant is treated as an important contributor to each creative process. We are all (mostly) social creatures and age seems no barrier to the sharing of common interests & often innovative interactions that transpire throughout our workshops.

Drawing is any mark deliberately made onto a surface....

  • School Holiday Workshops



Yep it’s Autumn already!

Come join me for a week of Workshops during these cooler Autumn days where we’ll create A Book of Blob Beasts & Other Shape Shifters, enjoy the process of Pen + Ink Explorations & Experiments, make (revisited) Carbon Copies & Collage Configurations, step drawing easily into the 3rd dimension with our Drawing Dioramas, and for the older kids, get For Real Surreal as we tackle fun ways to draw & configure facial features! Let’s get cosy & creative, behind the doors of the Gallery Space at the Addison Road Community Centre, these April Holidays.

A Book of Blob Beasts & other Shape shifters

Do you sometimes stare at a scribble or a shape and spot a sea monster? Watch a witch wiggle out of a wash of water colour? Behold as a blob turns into a beautiful beast? Well … this is the Workshop for you! For the whole day, we’ll get to use our powers of observation & imagination in equal measure. We will create a fold out book of cool, kookie, crazy, creatures & story telling scenes using only blobs, blots, spills and shapes as our building blocks. This is a wonderful workshop to learn some drawing techniques, play with some drawing mediums and then let loose the madness of your miraculously monstrous mind (& queue the creepy laughter).

Ages 5+

Monday 15th April 10:00 - 4:00

Pen + Ink Explorations & Experiments

Today is all about INK and drawing with ink is a beautiful way to play. We’ll be playing with tone, playing with texture, and playing with lines and marks to remind ourselves that the process or drawing is just as important as any finished image. This Workshop will be all about the different ways we can draw with ink and how different tools & techniques can transform this versatile medium into pages of possibility & wonder.

Ages 5+

Tuesday 16th April 10:00 - 4:00

Carbon Copies & Collage Configurations (revisited)

When I first ran this Workshop in 2020 it was such a success I flagged it to be ‘revisited’ so here it is! This Workshop is a beautiful blend of marsupial magic & fauna fashion where we’ll take a close look at some exceptional Australian creatures, identify their distinguishing characteristics and, using carbon paper and biro mark making, copy & sketch studies of their unique features. After we’re done with the scientific illustration, we’ll move on to create a contemporary collaged character fit to grace the pages of any Spectacular Species Spreadsheet or Fauna Fashion Mag. Come mix it up in this Workshop which is part Science, part Design and a whole lot of Fabulous!

Ages 5+

Wednesday 17th April 10:00 - 4:00

Drawing Dioramas

Drawing doesn’t have to just exist in a 2-dimensional world as you’ll see in this Workshop when we step easily into the 3rd dimension. I LOVE pushing drawing in lots of different directions & showing kids that it can move off the page and become many different things. In this Workshop we’ll be using a drawing diorama to learn about depth & composition while having fun with tone through mark making to build a lovely, layered landscape scene all inside a box!

Ages 5+

Thursday 18th April 10:00 - 4:00

For Real Surreal

To fulfill the numerous requests I keep getting, mainly from my older students, to run lessons & workshops on drawing parts of the face, teaching techniques for drawing eyes, noses, lips & ears, I’ve designed this one to do just that. First, we’ll step through some drawing fundamentals, focusing on facial features, and having some fun with materials & mediums, then move to exploring scale & composition by breaking it all down in to bite size chunks, where we’ll eventually end up with some marvellous mix ‘n match Portraits with a super silly surreal twist (just so we don’t have to take ourselves too seriously too soon!)

This Workshop is specifically designed for older kids and is the perfect way to experiment with different types of drawing & drawing mediums.

Ages 10+

Friday 19th April 10:00 - 4:00