Anne Ryan


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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A Night Out

I’m so excited because I’m getting out from the studio to meet all the Book Lovers at Dymocks Camberwell Thursday 19th. Might see you there!


Book Launch Celebrations

Book week celebrations at Junior School Wesley College St Kilda Rd Book Launch. Soooo much fun reading and sharing the process of illustrating my new picture book Shadowcat with all the children and special guests!


When is a scribble not a scribble?

Great ideas in drawing come from that unconscious moment when you have a spark of an idea and you are not sure what it is. You start to scribble. The first form can often be difficult to recognise. Through the mark making process, ideas form and new ideas emerge. For young children a scribble is…

Who creates a book?

Find out about the making of my new picture book, Shadowcat in this short stop motion video!


What are you working on?

Kids Conga Line Looking for new characters is always fun. I am lucky to spend a lot of time with young children and often they end up inspiring characters and expressions for my illustrations, as well as being a constant source of ideas for my writing and storytelling. Observation is important for developing drawings. Keep…


What’s in the post?

Very exciting to have received advanced copies of ‘Shadowcat’ delivered to my door! The BEST moment….. ‘SHADOWCAT’ written by Julia Louise, illustrated by Anne Ryan and published by Five Mile Press to be released in August. Out soon….


What is a ‘Story Drawer’?

Stories can come from anywhere and it’s fun to collect things that spark a story or a new idea. This is my ‘Story Drawer’. It was my first school bag. It is like a hard drive from my childhood and it helps me to access all the stories from my inner child. The green bottle…


How does drawing promote storytelling?

Children draw for all sorts of reasons as they learn to make sense of the world around them. As with imaginative play, drawing can be a means to express emotions, tell stories, solve problems, shape experiences and develop imagination. Children often use oral storytelling and role play to accompany their drawing activities. If you want…