Our friends at Decks For Change believe that skateboarding can change lives, and design can change minds, so they want you to create an artwork intended for a skateboard deck that sheds light on an important issue to you or your community.
We’re getting behind this amazing cause by hosting an Art Session with Curtis Hay of Hertswood, who will share their love of skateboarding and skate art – talking about some of their main influences, favourite artists and board graphics and get you inspired to design your own skate deck to submit in the competition!
Please note – this session is all about illustration, inspiration & ideas (you will NOT be painting a skate deck – soz)!
Whether you’re an artist, illustrator, graphic designer or simply love skateboarding – this is your opportunity to make a difference and get behind an awesome cause, with all proceeds from this session going to Skateistan (a non-profit organisation providing skateboarding & educational programs for kids in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa)
For information about the competition check out www.decksforchange.com
About Decks For Change
Decks for Change is a skateboard deck design competition aimed at creating awareness of important issues to inspire positive change in the world and give well-deserved exposure to local artists, illustrators and graphic designers. Find out more about Decks For Change and the awesome work they are doing in support of Skateistan here.
Do you remember msn messenger? Well that’s basically where Herstwood was conceived…3 toey skaters from the Sunshine Coast talking trash on messenger. Since then 2 of the guys got real jobs and I moved to Brisbane, where I manage ten of my favourite skateboarders, design and build the company from a rental house with a luxurious garage/office which is complete with an electric fan. …For a photo of my electric fan; google “electric fan“, scroll down until you see the one with the thin, black stand, now imagine that same fan but covered in stickers and yellowish/brown dust.
- Create an artwork for a skateboard deck. Please note – this session is all about illustration, inspiration & ideas (you will NOT be painting a skate deck – soz)!
- Shed light on an important issue to you or your community through art.
- Get to meet Meet Curtis Hay of Hertswood.
- Learn a brief history of skateboarding art, including influential art movements, artists, skateboarders and skate brands.
- Browse through Curtis’s reference library and get some awesome ideas for your design. Get advice and guidance about your choice of artwork, placement, colour pallet or anything else you’re unsure about!
- All art materials and templates provided
- Share the stoke! Bring along your own sketches, reference books, print-outs, or anything that inspires you.
- Bring your best mate/little brother/ dog – anyone who wants to get involved!
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.