Anne Ryan


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…


‘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   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 – 4pm),…