Cartooning Workshop

Learn how to bring your scribbles alive and draw a cartoon!

3 hours Class size 1 to 8     label $60 ($20 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Learn how to make your scribbles come alive with cartoonist Ken Allen from the Junkadelic Arts Collective!

In this three-hour class, which is perfect for beginners, we'll start off with pencilling where you will learn all the tricks and techniques to create cartoon faces. This includes male, female, old, young, the whole gamut of emotions and everything in between! Hair and ears will be made easy plus, we'll uncover the secret to making eyes come alive.

Next, we will learn how to build up the whole body, hands and feet, using simple shapes. Then you will put your cartoons in dynamic action poses!

Finally, inking. You will be amazed at how many different shading techniques there are, all giving a different texture to the drawing.

Once you're finished, you will have all the tools necessary to create your own cartoon action characters!

Knowledge required
Suitable for beginners but also great if you have some experience, as Ken will push the boundaries of what you can do further!
What you'll get
Pencils, paper, Artline pens and erasers will be provided for the session. You will also take home your cartoon drawings.
What to bring
Just yourself! Everything else is provided.
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or Xmas gift.


UpBeat Arts Hub - 374 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn WA

Your teacher can also travel within 30 kms of Mount Hawthorn for private classes

Your teacher
Junkadelic Art Collective
Junkadelic Art Collective

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Through the Junkadelic Arts Collective, we are extremely passionate about bringing art, music and creative skill-building to all corners of Australia, with residences at the Salvage Katherine Festival of Junk Arts (NT, 2014), and Gascoyne in May Festival (WA, 2013) also highlights. Notable workshops include Kununurra NAIDOC Week (2018), Yalgoo Emu Cup (2013, 2015-17, 2019), and Kalamunda's Zig Zag Festival (2015-16, 2018, 2019).

The Junkadelic Brass Band was founded in 2002, and was simply known as Junkadelic; a junk percussion group that performed at environmental street actions and social justice events, as well as other activist causes. The group's first gig was the World Environment Day in Forrest Place (Perth CBD) in 2002.

Junkadelic added a horn section in 2010 to become the stage-based funk band, the Junkadelic Brass Band, as it's known as today.

In addition to music workshops, we also teach people how to make sculptures using junk.

Finally - we also provide cartooning workshops.

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Mischa Taylor Jul 2021

My Son and I were so enthralled that we hardly noticed the time go by. This was a great workshop, all the materials were provided. We learnt how to draw cartoon faces, different techniques of structuring characters and shading. We both highly recommend experiencing this class.

Rochelle McIntosh Jul 2021

A teacher with exceptional skill and boundless patience brings hope and some practical techniques to those of us with less natural talent. Thank you, it was a rewarding lesson.

Fay Enston Jul 2021

Ken was very nice and encouraging and it was good having him come to our place,
and bringing all the materials.
We learned how to draw the basic layout of the human body and faces with emotions. We also learned how to do inking, crosshatching, and seven other techniques that we had never done before.
We really loved the class and hope to do another one soon.
Thank you from
Alice and Ruth.

Robyn Ricmond Apr 2021

Teacher was great - patient and knowledgeable with two ten year olds to teach. It was great that he came to us; he brought all the necessary equipment and the two 10 year olds really enjoyed it (they reviewed it as good - it sounded great to me). I thought it was good value for money because the cost was equivalent to them doing the same sort of workshop in a group class.

Would definitely book again.

Natasha D'Souza Jan 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Loved the class and the convenience of the teacher attending our home to teach us. We learnt lots about expressions and emotions in drawing and the family had a great time.

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