Flying Arts Touring Team member Cherie Lynch recently delivered a Graphic Marker Illustration workshop at a school in Far North Queensland. We asked them a few questions about their experiences there!
What workshop did you facilitate?
I taught the basics of using graphic markers – colouring, blending, shading and how to mix media with them. I also decided to add on a little drawing lesson to this workshop too, as I find that some students will sit there for an hour trying to figure out what to draw. So I did a basic face drawing and rose tutorial which is something I think I will incorporate into my future workshops too.
What was the highlight of working with this particular school/community group and why?
This workshop had the biggest turn out that I’ve done with Flying Arts so far. It was all girls, and I feel like we all had time to connect with each other and discuss different issues and topics while drawing. It was a lot of fun meeting them all – they were all really talented and interested in learning from me.
Do you see this workshop/project as having future positive outcomes for the school/community?
I think anything workshop related is positive for schools and communities. It teaches people things they may not have tried on their own, opening door ways and possibilities into something they may want to pursue in the future. Its important to have artists come to the communities and show that you can push your art and make a career out of it.
This workshop was booked as part of our By Request programs.
By Request programs are available on-demand, and can be booked on behalf of schools or creative communities such as groups, festivals, local government and organisations. By Request programs can be delivered by our Flying Arts Artist and Facilitator Team anywhere across Queensland.