Tattoo Illustration Class

How to design a tattoo



1.5 hours 1 to 60 label $30


WARNING: This is not your average illustration class!

Sydney, rejoice!  We’re bringing you a tattoo artist at the height of his game, to teach you all you need to know about tattoo illustration.

Renowned artist Aidan Mckenzie aka Sprinkles will guide you through different genres of tattoo illustration, teaching you the tricks of the trade for anyone wanting to improve their drawing or just interested in tattoo art.

Please note: This class requires at least eight students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get

We will cover some if not all of the following. But you will walk away with your own illustration ready to be inked!

  • Introduction of the basics of tattoo illustration, design and techniques
  • Understand the correct flow and balance within the artwork and illustration and how it will work with the part of the body it is designed for
  • Materials you will require for an illustration
  • history of 1940s to current traditional tattooists and how traditional American tattooing has created an extremely popular commercial art form
  • The popular elements of traditional tattooing such as script writing, banners, flowers, tigers & panther heads, girls, wings, snakes and skulls
  • Personalize your own illustration
  • Simple techniques of the different stages from transferring a sketch to tracing paper, illustration paper to the final copy.
What to bring

  • Sketchpad

  • Pencil and markers (don’t fret if you forget, we have some!)


Location

Work-Shop HQ - 16 Cope Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher
Aidan

Aidan

4.5 (2)

“Sprinkles” is a self taught Tattoo and Contemporary Artist based in Sydney.

Hailing from humble Palmerston North New Zealand, with a well rooted sense of Cook Island, Maori and Chinese heritage “Sprinkles” is now earning a well respected name in his Sydney base. With a strong thirst for progression and an ever evolving style, Sprinks’ works strive to portray the many different faces we can find within ourselves.

Based on a foundation of family and friendship, his “Sprinkle Stacks” and mystical creations ride an evolved relationship with tattoo machines, aerosol cans, brushes, intricate linework and symmetry. Unafraid of a subtle nod to the darker side of imagery, skulls, fantastical animals, majestic beings and beautiful women commonly compose Sprinks’ artistic vocabulary.

“Sprinkles” has been Tattooing full time for three years and specializes in working with black ink.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.9 (350)
19k+ likes

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 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, 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.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

Verified reviews
4

• Nov 2019


The tattoo class was fun and informative! A lot of topics were touched including stick and poke tattooing, and factors to consider when designing a tattoo, like orientation. Also had the chance to create our own stencil and transfer it to our skin for tattooing. Sprinkles is very experienced and nice and eager to answer questions.

Tattoo Illustration Class review by Regine Clarke
5

• Nov 2019


Class was super comprehensive, I had a lot of fun and learned a lot more than I expected. Sprinks is delightful, I'd love to do another class with him - it was basically Ink+Empathy 101.

Tattoo Illustration Class review by Nikarra Palmer-Simmons Sydney
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