Anne Ryan

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 explored visual literacy through collaborative storytelling.

They make connections to past experiences that open pathways for meaning and emotional development.

Storytelling ignites a sense of wonder as the child transitions between their experience and imagined world they are creating.

The children began exploring such language as

What if….
‘Why does it have brown?
‘Fire can come out…’
‘He can escape…
‘Beep beep….

Creating a collaborative floor map the children explored the setting for their story.

Story making games

They shared names of their family , book characters and pets to develop characters in the story.




The children added humour, empathy and colour to their story as they experienced the process of creating and drafting their own picture book.


Thank you to the very talented and enthusiastic Pre Prep children from St Peter’s ELC. It was a pleasure to share stories and creative time with you all. Well done!


2 Responses to “Artist in Residence (Part B) -Storytelling through mark making”

  1. krishna Tamang

    Thank you for sharing your experiences and creative time.

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