Let’s get some perspective!

Mastering composition and perspective – a children’s illustrator guide.

Multi-award-winning artist, graphic and textile designer and children’s book illustrator, Tannya Harricks, takes us on an interactive flight with the stroke of a paintbrush in this exclusive, one-time workshop to teach the art of composition, perspective and book layouts. She will guide you through your own work and answer all of your illustration questions.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Tannya will present some of her images and take you through her illustration process.
  • You will have the opportunity to engage with a Creative Drawing activity warm up exercise.
  • Advice related to allowing for space for text within layouts/composition.
  • Hands-on time for participants to sketch an object from two different perspectives with demonstration and guidance from Tannya.
  • Opportunity for discussion about the exercise and question time* to find out more from Tannya. *Questions for Tannya may be emailed to justwriteforkidsblog@gmail.com before the session.

Credits: Sketches – Tannya Harricks. Colour images – Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd

About your presenter:

Tannya Harricks, award-winning artist and illustrator

Tannya Harricks’s award-winning art practice draws on her experience in graphic design, illustration, life drawing and textile design. Her oil paintings, for which she has been awarded the Waverley and Hornsby Art Prizes, have been exhibited in Sydney, New Zealand and Florence. She has also been a finalist in many prominent Australian art awards including the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Gallipoli Art Prize and the Gold Coast Art Prize.

Tannya illustrated The Heartbeat of The Land by Cathy Freeman & Coral Vass (Larrikin House) in 2022. Previously, Tannya has illustrated Dingo by Claire Saxby, Kookaburra by Claire Saxby, and Mallee Sky and Night Watch by Jodi Toering for the Walker Books list. Dingo was joint winner of the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature at the NSW Premier’s Literary Award (2019); won the Royal Zoological Society of NSW’s Whitley Award (2018); and was shortlisted in 2019 for the CBCA New Illustrator Award, and Best Picture Book in the Educational Publishing Awards.

Tannya Harricks can be found at her website Twitter Instagram

Tannya’s illustration website and portfolio can be found at: Tannya Harricks Illustration

Workshop details:

When: Thursday June 20, 2024 at 7PM – 8.30PM AEST.

Where: Online via Zoom. Link will be sent to you prior to the session.

What to bring: Sketchpad, pencils (or your chosen media).

Cost: $45.

Recordings: Recordings of the session will be available for one week after the event.

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