Upcoming Events

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July 3, 10-11:  DIY Authors: Make Your Own Zine (8-16yo)


Do you think publishing might be your thing? Why not start now?

Make your own mini-magazine (or ‘zine’) and fill it with your own words and illustrations, guided by a professional writer and illustrator team.

In these creative workshops, learn how to make a zine filled with your stories and illustrations.

You’ll join myself and author Ken Spillman for this workshop. You’ll learn a range of writing forms and illustration techniques, and fill a small booklet (called a ‘zine’) with the work you produce.

Please note that there are two different workshops, divided by age:
– the 8-11yo workshop is one day.
– the 12-16yo workshop is 2 days, and you must attend both sessions.

WHEN: Tues July 3rd
TIME: 9:30am – 12:30pm
WHERE: Scarborough Library, 173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough WA

WHEN: Tues July 10th & Wed 11th
TIME: 9:30am – 12:30pm both days
WHERE: Scarborough Library, 173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough WA


July 4:  Robot Cartooning

Join me for a fun session learning how to draw your own robot characters!

WHEN: Wednesday July 4th
TIMES: 10-11am
WHERE: Armadale Library, Shop 64 / 10 Orchard Avenue, Armadale, WA
AGES: 8-12yo
COST: free!
BOOKINGS: essential; click here.

July 9 – Aug 5 :  Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists exhibition (all ages)

The City of Subiaco presents the sixteenth annual Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists. This visual art award is open to Western Australian school students in years 1-12, and encourages imagination, innovation and creativity. I’m one of the judges this year, and I’m so looking forward to seeing the entries! You can check out the free exhibition from July 9th.

WHEN: Jul 9 – Aug 5
TIMES: click here for library opening hours
WHERE: Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco WA
AGES: all ages
COST: free
BOOKINGS: not required

July 28:  Picture Book Illustration 101 (for adults)

Have you ever wanted to illustrate a children’s book?
Join me to find out how!
Learn how character design, composition, choice of medium and typography all affect the visual story, and have a go at some drawing yourself.
Get your questions answered on portfolios, submitting to publishers and how the business works.

This workshop includes morning tea.

WHEN: Saturday July 28
TIME: 9am – 12:30pm
WHERE: Paper Bird Children’s Books and Art, Henry St, Fremantle WA
AGES: 16yo +
COST: $55
BOOKINGS: essential; click here.

7 thoughts on “Upcoming Events”

  1. We attended a workshop for homeschoolers today and it was awesome!! My 5 year old loves to create his own storybooks and now he wants to make a book and give it to his new hero – James Foley!! Thanks for your inspiration!

  2. Also in addition to my comment above, my 5 year old has now told me instead of being Iron Man or Spiderman when he grows up, he now wants to “work at the library and make books – like James Foley.” How amazing is that!

    1. That’s so nice to hear! Maybe he doesn’t have to give up being Iron Man or Spider-man though (maybe he could be a writer/illustrator as well as a superhero??)

      Thanks for the feedback Hayley!

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