Open your cartooning eye and enter the world of comics!
This hands on unique and practical workshop with Melbourne artist and collaborator Michael P Fikaris will help you develop and understand the qualities and possibilities of ‘mini comics’ and ‘comic zines’ today, with demonstrations and exercises to help you always stay creative in this area.
Beginning with the importance of the ‘doodle’ and working through composition and preparation for print, these 3 hours will have you ready to begin on your quest.
This workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to make comic art from their illustrations OR those wanting to learn more regarding contemporary comics. You’ll walk away with loads of new knowledge about comic zines, self publishing, autobiographical work and the beauty of sequential narratives, opening up a whole new appreciation for this amazing field of art that is always growing in appreciation!
ABOUT MICHAEL FIKARIS
Michael P Fikaris is a freelance artist based in Melbourne who has published over 100 comic book zines and runs a comic book collective called Silent Army.
His comic work began as everyday life and autobiographical short pieces. He started elaborating on ‘traditional comic art’ when living in Canada and experiencing the wonderful variety of french canadian comic publishers there. In recent years he worked with a community in East Timor to create a graphic novel and is currently finishing two new colour books to be printed in two different parts of the world. He has worked with many fine people and organizations locally and abroad and his works have been collected by all sorts, including the National Gallery of Australia.
- Hands on unique and practical workshop
- Develop and understand the qualities and possibilities of ‘mini comics’ and ‘comic zines’ today
- Demonstrations and exercises to help you always stay creative in this area
- All materials will be provided, but if you have any favourite art supplies that you like working with or a sketchbook, bring it along!
- Drinks and light snacks provided
- A take home pack which includes a Silent Army anthology and sticker.
- Just yourself and your ideas
Casual (Warning: This might get messy)
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 email@example.com 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.
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1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.