Workshops

AVCon has always been a place you can learn, but this year we are giving you a place to get up close and personal with some hands on experience! The workshop area is where we have lined up multiple teachers to spend all day giving detailed demonstrations on such topics as foam construction, photography, cosplay build books, as well as tons of dedicated art classes!

Stay tuned for the full schedule of workshops, which will be announced before the festival. Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates and sneak peeks!

buildbook

Records of Greatness: Build Books For Competition

Date & Time: Saturday 29th June, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: CDW Art Area
Panellists: Rowenberry

Build Books are the gateway to your cosplay process for our judges. What does a good build book look like, and how should you present it? Come find out!

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Fabulous Foam Forge

Date & Time: Saturday, 29th June, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: CDW Art Area Workshop
Panellists: GrizzlyGhoul, Shadinski

Have you heard the news! Your favourite cosplay duo have joined forces to teach you foamcraft! This workshop lets you create and take home your own foam masterpiece!

Creating Shounen Jump

Creating Your Own Hit Shounen Jump Series!

Date & Time: Saturday, 29th June, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: CDW Art Area Workshop
Panellists: Queenie Chan

Do you think you can make the next big Shounen Jump hit? Are you going to create the next “Demon Slayer”, “Naruto”, or “One Piece”? This workshop is going to look at 3 big Shounen Jump hits and 2 failures and see what their differences are! If you figure out the hit-making formula, can you create your own?

Intro to Anime Art

Intro to Anime Art with tsunami hee ja

Date & Time: Saturday, 29th June, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: CDW Art Area Workshop
Panellists: Tsunami Hee Ja

A beginner-level workshop for those interested in learning how to draw their own Anime-style characters. This session will step you through the process of setting up faces, capturing a variety of expressions, and adding unique details.

Tsunami Hee Ja is a proudly AuDHD freelance artist and illustrator living and working on Kaurna land. She is best known for her anime and manga-style artwork, which has appeared in various exhibitions across Adelaide as well as several solo shows. Her artistic career spans two decades, during which she has worked on jobs ranging from flight patches to phonics book illustrations, constantly kept on her toes by a diverse range of client briefs.

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Unsheath Your Potential: How to Pose + Capture Weapons

Date & Time: Sunday 30th June, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: CDW Art Area
Panellists: Karrtia Photography, DragonAsh

Avoid those pesky comments about how you’re “holding it wrong” and conquer the ways of the blade with our cosplay posing workshop!

character and rival

Drawing Your Favourite Hit Manga Characters (and your own Rival Character)!

Date & Time: Sunday, 30th June, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: CDW Art Area Workshop
Panellists: Queenie Chan

Learn how to draw Luffy from “One Piece”, Naruto from “Naruto”, and Tanjirou from “Demon Slayer”. While we’re talking about how to draw our hit main characters, we’re also going to look at creating your own “rival” character to your favourite main character!

Intro to Furry Art

Intro to Furry Art with Tsunami Hee Ja

Date & Time: Sunday, 30th June, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: CDW Art Area Workshop
Panellists: Tsunami Hee Ja

Get familiar with sketching muzzles, paws, tails and claws in this beginner-level drawing workshop for those interested in learning how to draw their own anthro characters.

Tsunami Hee Ja is a proudly AuDHD freelance artist and illustrator living and working on Kaurna land. She is best known for her anime and manga-style artwork, which has appeared in various exhibitions across Adelaide as well as several solo shows. Her artistic career spans two decades, during which she has worked on jobs ranging from flight patches to phonics book illustrations, constantly kept on her toes by a diverse range of client briefs.

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