Olivia will take students in school grades 5 to 8 through the fundamentals of sketching animals, watercolour and gouache painting and colours, before supporting students in creating an 'Under The Sea' character of their own. Students will work on facial expressions, gestures, fun props and even jaunty hats and accessories, to create characters unique to their own imagination.
Level: Beginner/Intermediate/All levels
Ages: This workshop is for children in School Grades 5 to 8
‘Under the Sea’ Character Illustration workshop
Olivia will take students in school grades 5 to 8 through the fundamentals of sketching animals, watercolour and gouache painting and colours, before supporting students in creating an ‘Under The Sea’ character of their own. Students will work on facial expressions, gestures, fun props and even jaunty hats and accessories, to create characters unique to their own imagination.
The workshop focuses on the development of key foundational techniques for illustration and watercolour and gouache. Children will be guided and supported whilst creating their own artworks.
Suitable for all skill levels, this class is a good balance of the technical and creative. Olivia strives to help build creative confidence and technical ability. Places will be limited to ensure Olivia can offer one-on-one tuition for each student.
Olivia York is a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator, with a passion for Australiana. She creates witty and whimsical watercolour animal characters, which have been featured in books, packaging, homewares and even a food truck.
Her products have been featured in several tv shows, books and magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, Frankie magazine and Koala (Thames & Hudson). Olivia has collaborated with such brands as House, Lalaland, Nutella and Auspost.
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Our School Holiday Workshops vary each school holidays, giving children and teen's a chance to try something new or deep dive into technique. Join us for our fun and engaging workshops with experienced artists and teachers guiding your creativity!
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