WARNING: This is not your average illustration class!
Join Aidan Mckenzie aka Sprinkles as he guides you through different genres of tattoo illustration, teaching you the tricks of the trade for anyone wanting to improve their drawing or just interested in tattoo art.
We will cover some if not all of the following. But you will walk away with your own illustration ready to be inked!
- introduction of the basics of tattoo illustration, design and techniques
- understand the correct flow and balance within the artwork and illustration and how it will work with the part of the body it is designed for
- materials you will require for an illustration
- history of 1940s to current traditional tattooists and how traditional American tattooing has created an extremely popular commercial art form
- the popular elements of traditional tattooing such as script writing, banners, flowers, tigers & panther heads, girls, wings, snakes and skulls
- personalise your own illustration
- simple techniques of the different stages from transferring a sketch to tracing paper, illustration paper to the final copy.
About Aidan "Sprinkles" Mckenzie
“Sprinkles” is a self taught Tattoo and Contemporary Artist based in Sydney.
Hailing from humble Palmerston North New Zealand, with a well rooted sense of Cook Island, Maori and Chinese heritage “Sprinkles” is now earning a well respected name in his Sydney base.
With a strong thirst for progression and an ever evolving style, Sprinks’ works strive to portray the many different faces we can find within ourselves.
Based on a foundation of family and friendship, his “Sprinkle Stacks” and mystical creations ride an evolved relationship with tattoo machines, aerosol cans, brushes, intricate linework and symmetry.
Unafraid of a subtle nod to the darker side of imagery, skulls, fantastical animals, majestic beings and beautiful women commonly compose Sprinks’ artistic vocabulary.
“Sprinkles” has been Tattooing full time for three years and specialises in working with black ink.
- The basics of tattoo illustration, design and techniques
- How artwork and illustration will work with the part of the body it is designed for
- The popular elements of traditional tattooing
- Personalise your own illustration
- Materials you will require for an illustration
- Simple techniques of the different stages from transferring a sketch to the final copy
- History of 1940s to current traditional tattooists
- How traditional American tattooing has created an extremely popular commercial art form
- Pencil and markers (don’t fret if you forget, we have some!)
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.
- 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.
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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 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.