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In this 2 hour workshop with Melbourne artist Joshua Thomas, you’ll be introduced to the history of American Traditional Tattoo Flash; learning about the key imagery, symbolism and meaning of the imagery, and the importance of elements such as bold colour and strong line-work in creating a great traditional flash design.

You’ll be introduced to the process of sketching, retracing and refining a basic flash design, before moving on to simple shading/ blending techniques with coloured pencil using the traditional 5 colour pallet. 

Once you’ve fine-tuned your skills, you’ll be given time to work on a completed artwork (using your own design or one of the flash designs provided) to take home with you, or maybe even get it as your next tattoo!

What you'll get

All materials provided for use in the workshop including –

Tracing/ Art paper

Reference images

Lead and coloured pencils

Assorted pens and markers


what to bring

You don’t have to be a pro at drawing, but a keenness to learn is a must.