Franki Sparke’s Visual Storytelling Course – Week 14/14

Todays lesson was the last in the course.  On one hand it is sad that the course is over as I have thoroughly enjoyed it and could keep continually learning from more courses with Fanki, but on the other hand she has provided us with so much information and skills that it is now down to us […]

Picture Books at Blackheath

Banksia in the snow On Saturday I attended the Picture Books at BlackHeath workshop run by Margaret Hamilton and Dee Huxley.  Margaret, who is an illustrator and retired from owning her own publishing company, MargaretHamiltonBooks, and Dee who is also an illustrator both provided a huge wealth of experience to learn and inspire from. Margaret talked about the author […]

Franki Sparke’s Visual Storytelling Course – Week 13/14

Today we had a change of location, and we visited the Lu Rees Archive at the University of Canberra.   The Lu Rees Archives is home to a large growing collection of the original manuscripts, designs and artwork of childrens picture books.  So as you can imagine this is a very useful resource to have here in […]

Franki Sparke’s Visual Storytelling Course – Week 12/14

It was good to be back to the course after a couple of weeks off due to Public Holidays.  And I could not wait to show my homework – a double page spread portraying a banquet scene in your choice of inspiration from art history – mine was Aboriginal Rock Art. So three weeks ago I chose […]