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Character Design - APRIL 2021


During our 2-day hol­i­day work­shops, you can learn directly from some of Australia’s best pro­fes­sion­al artists. These workshops are perfect for anyone interested in improving their art. This workshop will focus on 2D character design and drawing, with professional character designer and illustrator, Tim McBurnie.

Tim will share an overview of the indus­try, an introduction to an abundance of essential tech­niques, and provide a live demonstration that you can follow along too - in Adobe Photoshop - showing his design process from start to finish.

Topics covered:

  • Forms and structure
  • Design and construction
  • Posing and expression
  • Shape language and archetypes
  • Colour and rendering

Spots in class are limited due to COVID procedures, so register early to be guaranteed a seat if you want to attend the class in-person.

Things to keep in mind...

  • The recommended minimum age for holiday workshops is 14 years old, and the content is aimed at beginners to intermediate level artists.
  • Participants are responsible to BYO tools. Bring a laptop/tablet if you have one, and/or traditional art materials such as pencils and paper. This workshop is focused on the drawing, not the tools, so bring what you feel most comfortable working with.
  • Workshop payment is non-refundable.
  • Food & beverages are not included. Lunch break 1pm-1:30pm. BYO lunch (fridge and microwave available on site) or purchase food from the food court on the lower ground floor of the Myer Centre.
  • We are currently observing COVID-19 safety procedures. COVID sign in required on arrival and hand sanitation stations will be provided.

This workshop is available both in-person and online. If you choose to take the class online, it is essential you inform Jasmine via [email protected] on enrolment to ensure you receive a private link to the live stream.

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Essential Information


Apr 20 - Apr 21, 2021

Class Delivery

In Person

Class Times

Daily, 10:00AM - 4:00PM


Masterclass Room, CDW Studios & ONLINE


Tim McBurnie



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