Anne Ryan


Visual thinking and sketchbook fun

Watching  some characters just appear on the page with all their personality and  pre-exsisting back story, can be a mystery even to the artist. It sometimes takes a while to recognise the appeal or potential of a character and that it ‘s  not just another ‘extra’ in the rolling scenes of sketchbook pages. In the…


Improving drawing skills through play!

Children observe detail and form through self directed play. As they build, create , problem solve and develop storytelling through play experiences, children can develop observational awareness of form. Play is engaging, social, develops language and imagination and is lots of fun. Toys are a great source of reference for observational drawing. These ‘Bionicles’ have…


Limited Edition prints available

Limited edition prints NOW available!   MEDIUM : Acrylic PRINT TYPE : Giclee image size (w)310mm  x (h)300mm Limited Edition : 50 BOOK TITLE : Shadowcat Author : Julia Louise Publisher: Five Mile Press PRICE: $100   Orders now available from Books Illustrated   Books Illustrated has been promoting Australian picture books and book illustration…


Creative Drawing Course at Malvern School of Art (children 8 -13)

   Creative Drawing Course ( children 8 – 13) Storytelling and drawing are a fun and natural partnership for children. Narratives emerge naturally when children are given the freedom to relax and engage in creative drawing activities. Oral storytelling and image making can be a vehicle for children to reinforce social connections, explore meaning and develop…


Artist Journal Making short course

Artist Journal Making…   Last week the  ‘premiere class’ of my Artist Journal Making short course  finished their fourth and final lesson for the term at Malvern School of Art!  The short course ran for 4 consecutive Saturday classes. It was such a thrill to be among like minded ‘creatives’ who were committed to developing…


Two New Courses for Term 3!

Term 3 : New course dates Term 3  brings new dates for two courses that Anne will be running at  Malvern School of Art 2018 Artist Journal Making Course Adults with author/illustrator Anne Ryan This 4 week course for adults is an introduction to art practices that many artists use to fuel their imagination and…


Short Course – Artist journal making

Artist Journal Making – with Anne Ryan 4 Week Short Course New dates announced soon! Anne Ryan will be presenting this four week short course at Malvern School of Art  (click the link above for booking details) This 4 week course for adults is an introduction to art practices that many artists use to fuel…


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…