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Mark Wilson

Author and Ilustrator

Presenter Info

Mark Wilson is a multiple award-winning author/illustrator with 17 books in print worldwide in nine languages. He grew up with a passion for comics and rock’n’roll and was lead singer with the band Piranha. Mark has a particular passion for Australian history and the environment, particularly endangered animals, exploring these themes through his picturebooks and workshops. Mark has won 5 Royal Zoological Society (Whitley) Awards for children’s literature, 9 CBCA Children’s Book Awards, 3 Wilderness Society Picturebook Awards and was shortlisted in the 3rd C.J. Picture Book Awards International. He was also presented with the 2011 Dromkeen Medal for Services to Children’s Literature. Mark hopes his books not only encourage students to study their own family history and Australian native species & habitat, but to have confidence in their own writing and illustrating. Mark will present recent books including Flapper VC, Beth, The Story of a Child Convict, Migaloo, the White Whale, My Mother’s Eyes and The Rats Of Tobruk.

Presentation Info

Content of Each Session
All sessions contain a picture book presentation and a hands-on picturebook workshop, structured to their levels.

Prep – year 2 Stories and Q&A; ‘Migaloo, the White Whale’ ‘Flapper’ & ‘Little Dolphin’
Also: drawing animals the easy way.

Years 3 + Motivation & passion – Where those great ideas come from!
Presentation & Q & A: (varies for year levels)
Conservation: The Last tree, Migaloo –the White Whale & Little Dolphin.
Australian History: Flapper VC, Never Lose Hope, Beth – the Story of a child Convict, The Little Wooden Horse, Digger & The Rats of Tobruk

Workshop encourages students to have confidence in their own writing and illustration abilities with some simple, easy exercises.
Includes: ‘Warm-ups’ quick response!
‘Simple Picturebook Illustrations’
‘Telling the Whole story in your illustrations’
Ends with questions from the students

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