Choose a Theme

Cartoon drawing incursions can be tailored to suit whatever theme your class is learning about

Use your Tablets

Sessions provided using either traditional media or digital drawing as part of your tablet program

FREE for Teachers

Book Matt for a whole day and receive a FREE professional development session for your staff

Affordable Rates

Matt’s rates for 2017 are $150 per hour ( plus GST) with a minimum of three hours. A travel fee may apply

Junior Primary (Prep to Grade 2)

Using simple shapes and block colours, junior primary students will learn to:

  • identify and draw regular shapes
  • turn regular shapes into creatures using simple face construction techniques
  • create creatures out of irregular shapes
  • construct boy and girl creatures of their own design

Requirements

This is a a fun and interactive session that can be run for any class size. Students will require five pieces of A4 paper, a sharp HB pencil, an eraser, some coloured pencils and something to lean on to complete their creations.

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Australian Curriculum Codes:
ACAVAM106, ACAVAM107, ACAVAM108

 

Middle Primary (Grades 3 and 4)

Using simple face construction techniques, middle  primary students will learn t0:

  • use regular shapes to form the basis of a cartoon face
  • appreciate proportion and sizing in face construction
  • distinguish between boy and girl faces
  • apply the same techniques to constructing animal faces

Requirements

This is a a fun and interactive session that can be run for any class size. Students will require five pieces of A4 paper, a sharp HB pencil, an erasure, some coloured pencils and something to lean on to complete their creations.

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Australian Curriculum Codes:
ACAVAM111, ACAVAM112, 

Senior Primary (Grades 5 and 6)

Using simple body construction techniques, senior primary students will learn to:

  • use regular shapes to form the basis of a cartoon face and body
  • appreciate proportion and sizing in body construction
  • identify the differences between boy and girl bodies
  • use these techniques to develop their own cartoon characters

Requirements

This is a a fun and interactive session that can be run for any class size. Students will require five pieces of A4 paper, a sharp HB pencil, an erasure, some coloured pencils and something to lean on to complete their creations.

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Australian Curriculum Codes:
ACAVAM115, ACAVAM116

Junior Secondary (Years 7 and 8)

Combining all of the techniques above, junior secondary students will learn to:

  • develop unique cartoon characters
  • portray movement and action in cartoon characters
  • create background scenes
  • develop a simple cartoon/comic strip

Requirements

This is a a fun and interactive session that can be run for any class size. Students will require a supply of A4 paper, HB pencils, erasures, rulers and black permanent markers (eg Sharpie markers) to complete their art work.

Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Australian Curriculum Codes:
ACAVAM119, ACAVAM120, ACAVAM121, ACAVAM122

Cartooning with a Tablet

Appropriate for any year level that have a tablet program as part of their curriculum.

Sessions are designed to introduce the basics of cartoon design using graphics software and will cover:

  • the cartoon elements listed in the programs above, plus…
  • using layers
  • adding colour
  • adding shadows and highlights
  • the differences between publishing for print media and the internet

Requirements

This is a a fun and interactive session that can be run for any class size. Students will require a tablet (iOS or Android) loaded with the free Sketchbook Express app.

Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Australian Curriculum Codes:
Media Arts for specific year levels
(eg. ACAMAM055)
Digital Technologies for specific year levels
(eg. ACTDIK001)

Call 1300 38 50 20 to book Matt for your Cartooning Incursion!

Matt’s rates are $150/per hour (+GST) with a minimum booking of three hours. A travel charge may be incurred if more than 100km is covered in a single day for your incursion. The travel fee will be waived for rural schools if an incursion is booked during a “Cartoon Tour”.

Book Matt for a whole day and receive a free one hour PD session on using the “Shapes, Lines and Dots” resource to contribute to better mental health and well being in the classroom and school community.

Matt is also a professional counsellor and director of MGA Counselling Services, providing counselling to individuals and couples, and professional development training in the areas of mental health and sexuality.