Description

You’ve got to draw the line somewhere—but where do you start?

Here!

There are no pencils or erasers allowed in this class. Instead you will automatically be handed your pen licence upon arrival. With pens inked and brushes dipped, Melbourne artist Simon O'Carrigan will teach you the many ways you can make marks on paper to create interesting drawings. 

After a few demos you will get to jump right in, test out different tools and techniques and experiment to see what is possible.

“But what if I make a mistake, in permanent ink?” you ask. No problem! Simon will teach you how to use those marks and mistakes to give your drawing a style and character unique to you and your drawings, showing you methods to build up a drawing gradually so you’ll never want to use a pencil again.

So if you are a complete beginner or a professional who wants to loosen up your practice, this class will push you to be brave with your brush and express your voice via ink on paper.

ABOUT SIMON O'CARRIGAN

I’m an illustrator with a background in fine arts and indie animation. Even though my professional work moves across lots of mediums, I prefer to work with pen, brush and ink on paper. There’s a freshness and looseness that comes with these techniques, and with the risk of no drafting! I believe drawing is by nature fast and loose, and that the most fun (and best work) comes out of approaching drawing in this way.

I have studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Monash University School of Art, and the College of Fine Arts at The University of New South Wales. Since graduating in 2007, I’ve staged fourteen solo exhibitions, and shown his animated films in over twenty festivals worldwide. I’ve even had the honour of judging the Melbourne International Animation Festival.

These days I work on lots of projects including private commissions, fine art prints, murals, independent exhibitions, and illustrations for editorial, books and magazines.

Follow my regular drawing practice on instagram: @simonocarrigan

For more information on my work go to www.simonocarrigan.com.au

Shop: http://www.simonocarrigan.bigcartel.com

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • Learn the many ways you can make marks on paper to create interesting drawings.
  • Experiment with different tools and techniques
  • Gain confidence in your own line drawing, and a degree of comfort drawing in ink on paper
What you will get
  • Reference materials to draw from
  • All materials to be used in the workshop (Lousy Ink, pens, brushes, dip pens, various types of paper)

What to bring
  • Reference photos (we will draw a building, a natural landscape, and a person during the class)
  • Any of your sketchbooks to work in (optional)
  • Any favourite pens you like to write or draw with
  • If you’re a fountain pen user, bring that along
  • You don’t need to bring confidence, but be prepared to leave with it!

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Work-Shop

Vendor sincce 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, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

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 email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

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)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

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 email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Amy

02 July 2017 • Sketching In Ink

I loved the practical and straight forward teachings of how to use Pen and Inks. The exercises to build and practice the techniques were fun and challenging enough to get me started on my continuing art and craft work. Another string in my bow to develop from here! Thanks for providing a great class.

Tania

08 April 2017 • Sketching In Ink

I learnt about different pens and how to use them by experimenting. It was fun creating the warm up patterns as we got used to the different pens and inks. I liked how we could celebrate everyone's individual style when drawing the same image. We were challenged to draw without looking at our work and without lifting our pen from the page. The class had a great atmosphere and the time just flew.. I would high recomended this workshop.

Crystal

08 April 2017 • Sketching In Ink

This class gave me confidence to discover a strength of drawing again. Simon is a great teacher which Lou's of experience and knowledge. I have been inspired again to draw and paint. Thank you.