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Our hol­i­day work­shops give stu­dents an oppor­tu­ni­ty to attend 2‑day work­shops with some of Australia’s best pro­fes­sion­al artists. Held dur­ing school hol­i­days, par­tic­i­pants get an intro­duc­to­ry insight to the indus­try whilst learn­ing some basic tech­niques that they can begin to apply to their own work. Work­shops we have on offer dur­ing each year are 2D (dig­i­tal paint­ing, char­ac­ter design) and 3D (3D char­ac­ter mod­el­ling and sculpting).

Each work­shop will demon­strate the process­es from start to fin­ish when cre­at­ing a piece of art. This work­shop is per­fect for begin­ners who wish to learn more and also more expe­ri­enced artists who would like to push their work to the next lev­el. These cours­es are a fan­tas­tic start­ing point for those who are curi­ous about ven­tur­ing into the com­pet­i­tive world of visu­al effects and enter­tain­ment design and are also vital for stu­dents who are cre­at­ing a port­fo­lio to apply for the Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts (Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design) degree.


Ashleigh Paton, teacher

I would just like to say it (the holiday workshop) was very worthwhile and well presented. I will be recommending it to all my students wanting to further their graphic abilities. It was excellent to hear from Ned and his professional journey. He presented in an engaging manner always interacting with the class.

Dan Bradley, Teacher

For any budding artist, or teacher, workshops at CDW Studios are a must.. I felt that as their teacher I should do the same. I have now been to two Holiday Workshops, a 3D workshop with Alex Owen and a 2D workshop with Ned Rogers. Both workshops were outstanding. The instructors were professionals in their fields and both were approachable, supportive of attendee’s work samples and provided constructive feedback.

Kayla Ide-Antz, Teacher

Our school has collaborated with CDW to hold workshops for our design students. They provide highly skilled and educated professionals to deliver their workshops. Their workshops are engaging and practical where students learn and develop relevant industry practices extending their knowledge, skills and processes. As a teacher, collaborating with CDW has helped us to develop curriculum relevant to the industry and have supported us in the process.