Anne Ryan

Hello ! from Melbourne..

I am an author, illustrator, artist, and art educator who lives and works in Melbourne.

View videos and posts on my illustrating, drawing, painting and writing processes for children’s books.

“A creative process may begin with a flash of a new idea or with a hunch. It may just start as noodling around with a problem, getting some fresh ideas along the way.
It’s a process, not a single event, and genuine creative processes involves critical thinking as well as imaginative insights and fresh ideas.” Sir Ken Robinson
Have fun ….and Do !

Recent Posts


Creative story time with preschool children

Creative story time with early years children is always a great experience this time of the year as many prepare for transition into their first school year ahead. It is such a wonderful exciting time to share stories and creative time with these young ones as they begin to express their ideas amongst their peers….

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Creative Story time workshops

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to deliver new workshops to the children of all three Primary School campuses at Woady Yallock last week. The Foundation and Year one students enjoyed connecting with my new picture book, Follow the Rainbow through collaborative drawing and storytelling activities. The children made excellent connections to their…

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Recycling scrap paper for creative projects

During the making of my latest picture book Follow the Rainbow, I enjoyed exploring creative ways of recycling scrap papers that are often discarded in the creative process. I have often collected scrap papers left behind from creative projects. These left overs hold great memories and stories from previous art making activities and look magic….

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