In this School holidays workshop, artist and illustrator Jason Howe will guide you through methods of designing and painting your own skateboard deck!
Jason will take you through the processes of finding inspiration, brainstorming and sketching up your ideas and will give you some simple illustrative techniques to give your design more impact.
He will then demonstrate how to transfer your design to your deck, how to prime or stain your board before applying your image then colour it using paints, markers or coloured pencil. We will then finish up the art deck with final details and a gloss varnish ready to hang!
Jason Howe is a fine artist, illustrator and designer whose work reflects his appreciation of traditional drawing and painting techniques. He is comfortable and competent in traditional and digital techniques, generating large-scale murals, vector work, digital painting, oils, acrylics and watercolours.
Jason was born near the southern beaches of Sydney and is now based on the south coast of N.S.W. He has exhibited in many solo and group shows in several of Australia’s major cities and the US over the last 25 years. He is also a founding member of Sketch The Rhyme, an audio/visual performance collective that has taken its improvised speed drawing hip-hop shows around Australia, performing at festivals.
As well as studying and practicing the fine arts he has recently completed the Advanced Diploma of Illustration and Design at Enmore Design Centre, where he was privileged to win the coveted prize for Best Illustration Technique. His first of many children’s picture books, Congo Rock, which he designed and illustrated, was published in July 2014
To see more of Jason’s work visit: www.drawnbyjason.com