Anne Ryan


Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018

Hello! From Australia Who would believe that I would have the unique opportunity to returned to the Australian stand for a second year in a row at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018? It was a privilege to participate on the creator’s table again with a very passionate cohort of authors and illustrators and publishers….


Going fishing….


Anne Ryan Newsletter July 2017

PRESENTATION Anne Ryan – Author/Illustrator A Question of Creativity?   Anne Ryan is an author, illustrator, artist and art educator who grew up in Ballarat, regional Victoria. Anne trained as a secondary art teacher and has taught tertiary, secondary, primary and early childhood programs. Her first commission for children’s books was for a series of…


‘Hello’ from Bologna

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an International conference, held in Italy each year, specifically for the children’s book market. It is the ‘mecca’ for all things children’s books and is an international platform showcasing authors, illustrators, publishers , market trends  and children’s literature from 70 participating  countries. This year, I was very privileged…


‘Plein Air’ painting

  Plein air painting is a french term used to describe an artist who works outside. We picked the perfect Melbourne day today to take the easels and paint outside at Gasworks Arts Park and take inspiration from the wonderful Farmers’ Market crowd. Our Crayons and Books artists enjoyed creating stories about the dogs, the…


Crayons and Books Workshops

Characters Creating characters is one of the most enjoyable things about writing stories! In our Crayons and Books workshop today at Gasworks Arts Park , , these very clever artists learned to identify ways to develop new characters by exploring visual characteristics that tell us more about the profile of a character and how…


Drop-by drawing at NGV

  Drop-by Drawing   A lovely afternoon today drawing at the National Gallery of Victoria with the Drop-by drawing free session. My sketch was selected as the most popular sketch from all of today’s participants !!!! It was a really nice surprise. The NGV are providing free drawing every Sunday in January ( 2 –…


Workshop fan mail!!!

A very proud moment when children share their expectations and connections to your books. Elodie came to the workshop with this beautiful message sharing her excitement for the ‘Crayons and Books’ workshop. Thanks Elodie! …..I love it soooo much!!! I wish I could dance like Edith and Shadowcat too. Thanks for sharing your artwork with…


Children’s Workshops at Gasworks Arts Park with Anne Ryan

  Re-imagining picture books through drawing and creative art making  Through the perspective of an experienced Author/ Illustrator/Art teacher, children will unravel storytelling in picture book illustrations to enrich their drawing and creative art making processes. Practical hands on creative class Sat 29th October 2016   9.30-11.00am Sat 12th November 2016   9.30-11.00am Ages 5-8…


A creative process

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