Had a “Wild” Time at Maroondah Festival, Croydon Library.

myke_croydon LibraryCroydon Library Goes Wild Drawing Up A Storm!

Drawing wildlife is a passion of mine.
I love imparting knowledge tricks and lots of stories that engage and keep kids interested in what they are doing. I noticed at the Croydon Library, on the Maroondah Festival we had 28 -30 kids and there parents arrive to have a red hot go at my Wildfire Workshop! That ballooned to over hundred across the hour … and parents! Yes “Parents!” got right into my simple tips and easy to follow instructions as we move through drawing after drawing.

There were some smashing results. I think everyone surprised themselves. We started with a Kookaburra, then a Blue-tongue Lizard, before diving into a Platypus going vertical for some crayfish and finally (picture above) a “speed drawing” of a Bilby!! The kids smashed every one, high fives for all and the parents got right into their favourites.

What I really enjoyed seeing was the connection of Kids drawing with Mum or dad. It was so good to see the generation gap shortened as kids find out dad and mum are a little nervous too. Although, I had a fellow graphic designer in my crowd, as one proud child was quick to point out and expose a very talented illustrator-dad.

Another wonderful surprise was a young illustrator who did some fantastic drawings. Lucas, smashed out some excellent drawings and in particular a pretty great Blue-tongue Lizard and stayed until the end to give me an amazing thank you drawing. WOW – Thank you for that! I really appreciate your effort and passion. Keep practicing and working at it you will surprise youself one day I’m convinced of that now.

All-in-All a great day! Thank you every much Croydon Library, Janet,┬áRowanne and Sue you always put on great things for the kids and run a fantastic community program. I’m so chuffed to have come and created some wildfire fun on the Maroondah Festival. I had a great time and it was a lovely turnout.

Thank you again.

Until next time – Enjoy! Myke Mollard.

Go Wild with My How-to-Draw Workshop. Croydon Library, Maroondah Festival

Maroondah FestivalMyke’s Drawing at Maroondah Festival this Sunday 10th Nov 2013.

It’s nearly time! Festival Time … and with everything going on I haven’t had a huge amount of time to tell everyone about my local gig at The Maroondah Festival.

Yes! It’s soo cool and It’s FREE!

Eastern Regional Libraries, Croydon have booked me to do this year’s Maroondah Festival. I’ll be running an hours workshop from 2PM – 3PM and talking about wildlife and lots of interesting stuff. But most importantly I’ll run the kids through some valuable skills building.

It will be loads of fun and I know you’ll love drawing some cool, crazy and really realistic Australian Bush Creatures, so I hope to see my local crowd of kids down at the Croydon Library this weekend where the drawing fun will begin at 2PM! Hope to see you then!

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