Drawing family connections

Winter Marchfly, the Vampire

A series of Saturday sessions for young people and their favourite adults (mums, dads, aunties, uncles, grandparents, etc.) This is a chance to do something creative together that will support your skills to stretch and grow. Life drawing is a fabulous brain-workout that sharpens observation and helps develop fluid, expressive drawing skills.

During the session I’ll find out where each of you are at, and where you want to go in your drawing adventure. I’ll then work with you to build your skills, while you develop your personal style and drawing confidence. All levels of skill are welcome, from absolute beginners to world famous artists and everyone in between!

A maximum of ten people will attend, so the atmosphere will be friendly, non competitive and fun.


Young people aged between 12 and 17 accompanied by an adult. If you would like to join but fall outside this age range, contact me for a chat.


Session outline: The afternoon is split into two sessions:

1pm: images and discussion – looking at diverse approaches to drawing, identifying drawing interests and exploring techniques.

1.30-3.30pm: working with a model in character and in costume. The models are wonderful performers who can hold a pose in character – it is so much fun to draw them!  (Characters are iconic and I am happy to take requests!)

There will be a short break half-way through the life drawing session.


Serephine the Lady Pyrate

Serephine the Lady Pyrate

Occasional Saturdays 1pm-3.30pm:

Some of the fantastic characters we’ve had in the past include:

  • Winter Marchfly the Vampire
  • Yuffi Kisaragi, the evil-conquering ninja
  • Serephine the Lady Pyrate
  • Gandalf the Grey
  • The Wickedest Westerly Witch
  • Edward the Pirate from Assassin’s Creed
  • Tinkerbell and Rapunzel


Bunya House, 1167 South Pine Road, Arana Hills. Complete the contact form below and I’ll send you some way-finding tips!

How much?

$70 for the two of you, or $35 for an unaccompanied young person. Family discounts available for additional young people brought by the same adult. Classes need a minimum of three pairs of people to go ahead, so it is important to enrol using the contact form below.

What to bring?

Easels and drawing boards are provided. I offer A2 sized cartridge paper at cost – 25cents/sheet (not acid free). Apart from that, bring your own paper and drawing materials. Here’s a suggested list:


Please let me know if you are left or right handed:(required)


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