Cartooning

Cartooning: an artform that speaks through the ages. The simple irreverent lines of a cartoon character can swiftly convey movement, message and emotion. But why is it so hard to do?

This nine week cartooning course is aimed at releasing the imagination of emerging cartoonists. Focusing on specific illustration techniques each week, from the very basics to refinement. The workshops will be a balance between explicit instruction and a frequent variety of challenges. Students will be confronted with exciting and often hilarious illustration travails to solve in their own way with an experienced cartoonist close at hand.

This course is for anyone who wishes to bring the joy of cartooning into their life by developing their skill from whatever the starting point.

Materials List

Materials For this class, please bring the following materials with you: - A3 sketchbook - Pencil: 2B or 4B. - Eraser - Sharpener Further optional materials will be discussed in class.

Tutor: Graeme Biddle

With over 35 years experience Graeme has travelled the World drawing caricatures. He is considered to be one of Australia's top caricaturists and puts his heart and soul into every drawing created. Graeme completed a Diploma of Graphic Art from Auckland University of Technology. He worked as a background artist for Hanna Barbera (Smurfs and other series). Graeme has been teaching group lessons and private illustration (manga, cartooning, characters, etc.) classes for 30 years. Graeme has a great sense of humour and makes learning fun.