Get in tune with your toon talents

Adam Brisson shows youngsters how to draw  using cartoon style figures.
Adam Brisson shows youngsters how to draw using cartoon style figures.

what: Cartoon Workshop when: Saturday and Sunday, 9am until 4pm, $35 per day where: Port Macquarie Youth Hub

WHETHER it is with crayons, pencils, paintbrushes or charcoal, everyone can draw.

That’s what Cartoon Workshop teacher Adam Brisson of Sydney says.

He’s been teaching children to draw for 10 years but also conducts classes for hen’s parties, birthdays, corporate events and other special occasions.

“As long as you can count from one to 10 and write the alphabet, you can draw,” Brisson says. The key, he says is to get them interested in drawing through cartoons. The workshops this weekend will include trivia and games so the kids don’t lose focus.

“It opens a whole new world for their creativity and stimulates their mind.”

Brisson says there are a lot of drawing and painting apps for tablets these days but it is better to have basic knowledge first. Art is a great activity during school holidays, especially when it is raining, he says, and can also keep kids occupied at restaurants.

Both workshop days have different programs and anyone who is more advanced will be given other techniques. The workshop is for ages six to 15 years and although attendance at both days is not necessary, Brisson says the youngsters will learn more by doing both.

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