Lauren YS is an artist/illustrator/muralist whose work tends toward the creepy, bizarre and generally weird.
This 4 hour workshop is for anyone looking to unleash some of the darker stuff in their inky little brains - a crash course in illustration techniques with the freedom to draw up something nasty rather than nice.
Lauren will be leading the class through the same process she uses to create her own work--harnessing the skeletons in your closet; bringing them from concept to sketch to fully-inked illustration. Influences include mythology, horror, ghost stories, dreams, anxieties, nightmares, monsters, the grotesque, whatever keeps you up at night.
ABOUT LAUREN YS
Lauren YS is a San Francisco Bay Area artist whose work is influenced by multiple stages of focus, both geographically and in practice. With dynamic bouts in academics, literature and writing, teaching, illustration, and animation leading up to her arrival in the street art world, the influences of these phases of her own career add up to a robust style of murals and fine art.
Lauren's work aims to create and populate a misfit wonderland in which imaginary heroines can address the absurdities of reality in the confines of a page or a wall. Dreams and mythology add to the myriad of influences that stem from her upbringing in Colorado and her time spent at Stanford, writing for Juxtapoz, working at DreamWorks, and teaching english to high schoolers at San Francisco's 826 Valencia.
After applying her vibrant grasp of narrative to a curriculum on creating a full-length graphic novel at Stanford as well as her initial gallery shows in San Francisco, it has only been in the last year that YS has entered the mural scene.
She completed a residency and solo show at Nychos' Rabbit Eye Movement studio in Vienna, and has since shown work and live-painted at various international art festivals and institutions.
Festivals include Art Basel Miami, Pow!Wow! Hawaii, PangeaSeed SeaWalls (New Zealand), Colorado Crush and the inaugural "Wander and Wayfare," a festival of female street artists that took place at Rocha Art in San Francisco. Her work is often geared towards pushing a narrative undertone and always has a fantastical aesthetic.
- Students will learn how to unleash some of the darker stuff in their inky little brains!
- Learn a range of illustration techniques with the freedom to draw up something nasty rather than nice.
- Lauren will be leading the class through the same process she uses to create her own work--harnessing the skeletons in your closet; bringing them from concept to sketch to fully-inked illustration
- Paper, Pencils, Pens, Markers and Reference Imagery to use in class and a Cheeky Little Zine to take home :)
- Imagination and a little freakiness.
- If you have any materials you enjoy working with or a sketchbook bring them along!
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.