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

‘Moonfish’

‘Moonfish’ poetry

Playing and having fun with words are core strategies for developing skills of creativity, especially for the very young. Edward Lear and Spike Milligan’s nonsense poetry have always inspired me. From a very early age I was fascinated by the minimalism and efficiency of these author’s poetry accompanied by their simple line drawings. Recently I…

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Artist in Residence (Part B) -Storytelling through mark making

(Part B) -Storytelling through mark making Sharing storytelling and mark making in early years is an exciting way to develop a child’s understanding of the world around them. Collaborative groups with their peers opens conversations and provides an attentive audience. During my recent Artist-in-Residence with the Pre-Prep group at St Peter’s, Loreto Toorak, the children…

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Artist in Residence – ‘Herbaria’ (Part A)

‘Herbaria’ is a nature atelier experience designed for early years children, to inspire curiosity, storytelling, imaginative play and sensory art experiences. During my recent Artist-in-Residence with the 3YO children at St Peter’s, Loreto Toorak, I have been enjoying presenting nature art play experiences through my ‘Herbaria’ workshops.  Inspired by my trip to the Loris Malaguzzi Center…

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