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Cardboard Creatures and Fantasy Writing

Ages: Teens & Tweens

Cardboard Creatures with Mitch Hearn

Learn how to draw monsters and design creature characters on paper, and then turn that design into a 3D cardboard monster! Master some character design tips and tricks to help create an original, fantastical creature.

Fantasy Writing with Alysha Herrmann

What adventures will your fantastical creature have? Do you have a big idea for a new world full of magic and mayhem? Join Alysha to delve into the key ingredients for writing fantasy and get started on your own stories.


Cardboard Creatures and Fantasy Writing will run simultaneously in the same session.

Mitch & Alysha will provide supervision during the break for young people staying on for Zines.

MORGAN activity center, Monday 16th January 2023, 12:30pm – 2:30pm – book here

Blanchetown Sporting Complex, Tuesday 17th January 2023, 12:30pm – 2:30pmbook here

Waikerie Library, Wednesday 18th January 2023, 12:30pm – 2:30pmbook here

Lameroo Library, Thursday 19th January 2023, 12:30pm – 2:30pmbook here

Pinaroo Hub, Friday 20th January 2023, 12:30pm – 2:30pmbook here


Zine-Making Hangout with Mitch & Alysha

Ages: Teens & Tweens

Draw, make and self-publish your own comics, drawings or poetry by learning how to make a Zine. Learn some comic basics, and then turn that comic (or whatever written or visual artform you’d like) into a Zine (self-published DIY book) that you can photocopy for your friends or family!

Those that stay on from the earlier session can turn their creatures or fantasy stories into zines, but we will also have prompts and guidance for people who come just for zines (writers, illustrators, photographers, just curious etc.)

MORGAN activity center, Monday 16th January 2023, 3:00pm – 5:00pm – book here

Blanchetown community hub, Tuesday 17th January 2023, 3:00pm – 5:00pmbook here

Waikerie Library, Wednesday 18th January 2023, 3:00pm – 5:00pmbook here

Lameroo Library, Thursday 19th January 2023, 3:00pm – 5:00pmbook here

Pinaroo Hub, Friday 20th January 2023, 3:00pm – 5:00pmbook here


Dungeons & Dragons with Mitch Hearn

Ages: Teens & Tweens

Ever wanted to learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons? This short campaign with Dungeon Master Mitch will walk you through the basics, so you can join in if you’re a seasoned explorer or a total beginner to the world of D&D.

MORGAN activity center, Monday 16th January 2023, 6:30pm – 8:30pm – book here

Pinaroo Hub, Friday 20th January 2023, 12:30pm – 2:30pmbook here


Drop-in mentoring for emerging artists with Alysha Herrmann

Ages: all ages

Morgan (16th January) & Pinaroo (20th January) between 6:30pm – 8:30pm or by negotiation at other times & places


Have a creative project idea or interested in pursuing a creative career but not quite sure what the next steps are to make it happen?

Drop in for a chat with Alysha about project planning, budgets, grant-writing, collaborators and anything else you might need. You can chat for as little or as long as you like during the drop-in window. Just let Alysha know you’re coming by flicking her an email with a bit of info about you/your project idea/goals.


Artist bios 

Mitch Hearn is a queer animator, illustrator and avid snack eater living on Kaurna Country (Adelaide) who uses all kinds of mediums in his practice. He has made work for Adult Swim, CityMag and TED-Ed, and when he isn’t making art he enjoys Dungeons and Dragons and cheese flavoured foods. 

Insta: @mitchopgrapher 

Alysha Herrmann lives, loves and makes from regional South Australia. She makes fantasy stories, projection art, zines, performances, installations, experiences, presentations, poetry, digital exchanges and small moments of connection in all kinds of strange places. She was the recipient of the 2017 Arts South Australia Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award, 2015 Australia Council Kirk Robson Award, and a 2021 Regional Arts Australia Fellow. She loves the colour yellow and has an annoying phobia of live birds.  

Insta: @lylyeeoftheriver 

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