Kevin delivers workshops to all ages from kindergarten through to adults. Do you think you can’t draw? Well he’s got news for you!

“I just wanted to let you know that (the diorama)  ’F is for Foxtrot and Flying Doctor’ was the hit of my workshops last week. I had boys almost wrestling each other to the ground to get the best possie and some of them would not budge and let anyone one else in for a look! 
It was very funny.”
— Mandy Cooper, Gallery for a Day, after purchasing diorama from 'B is for Bravo

School visits

Each year I visit a broad variety of schools, communities and libraries to conduct workshops. I offer entertaining and informative presentations, talks and workshops for all year levels. The main goal is to create a fun and positive atmosphere and encourage people to simply have a go. Phase two is usually to impart some technique or trick that enables a group to rapidly master the creation of a comic character, the use of charcoal, perspective, or in the case of murals, teach fast-track rendering to achieve a convincing 3D effect.

“Your generosity, creativity, vision, rigour and enthusiasm were remarkable and inspirational. Not only did you engage in a range of workshops for a diverse set of audiences, from children of all ages to teachers, academics, librarians, readers and writers, and students from TAFE and university, as well as interested members of the public, you extended the reach of the program in ways that I had not initially considered. Your kindness to the TAFE students in particular was notable, and your ease in dealing with all types of audiences was remarkable.”
— Elizabeth Hale, Senior Lecturer in English and Writing, University of New England, NSW

Mural projects

I often ask clients what they aim to achieve and then frame the project to suit the budget, time-frame, and core goals. For Scotch College they wished their year seven students to create a large artwork to celebrate 150 years of the school. To broaden the scope of the work we trained a number of the VCE and year 10s in the techniques we wanted to use and used them as peer trainers. The entire piece was completed in nine school days.

“Not only does Kevin offer great learning opportunities but his humorous animated approach draws children and adults alike. In our Dromkeen programs we consistently have requests from groups for a second workshop from Kevin.” 
“I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Kevin to any professional program. He is one of those rare creators who is able to 
put his information across in an exciting and usable form”
— John Oldmeadow Director, Dromkeen Centre for Picture Book Art

Community projects

With Croydon Main Street Traders Association the aim is to make a mural in two hours with people on the street. We have a prepared panel, ready mixed paints, people make a quick sketch, we quickly decide the best place to put each image and off we go! It’s a spontaneous and enjoyable way to work with a community, and they are left with a tangible reminder of the day. At the Mount Macedon Food festival we had groups of over 70 people drawing large still lifes of organically grown vegetables with charcoal. Most participants did not believe they could draw at the beginning but proudly showed their efforts at the end.

I’m happy to work with all ages, and pleased to shape projects to suit the needs almost any group. 

 

For bookings

Contact Creative Net Speakers Agency
 www.fordstreetpublishing.com/cnet