Visual Arts

Exploring and creating picture story books

Level 3, 4, 5, 6
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11/01/2017

Explore Australian children’s book illustrations in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. Learn about the work and techniques and engage in practical hands on creativity exercises with: Leigh Hobbs, Ron Brooks, Alison Lester, Sean Tan and Elaine Russell.

The work of these artists was featured in the Bunyips and Dragons exhibition. Create your own picture story book inspired by the work of these artists.

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Use the resources in this package to create a picture storybook - 

  • Learn about the ideas and techniques of five significant Australian Children’s book illustrators 
  • Develop skills in analysing how artists/illustrators communicate ideas through visual images 
  • Gain an insight into the connections between text and image in a children’s book
  • Gain inspiration for creating a picture story book.

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